Statement on House Passage of Farm Bill Without Nutrition Title

July 11, 2013 Bookmark and Share

A statement from National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer from Moccasin, Mont.:

“I was pleased to see the House approve moments ago farm, conservation, research, trade promotion and energy measures as part of a revised farm bill product. Splitting the agriculture and nutrition portions of the traditional farm law is a concern of ours. At the same time, we are pleased the House can now move to a conference process with the Senate and work toward a product that can be approved by both chambers and President Obama before the current farm bill extension expires.

“The situation this legislation is in is no one’s ideal scenario. However, we have faith our ag leaders will continue their diligent efforts to get in place the safety net our farmers and all consumers need, and we stand ready to help them do so.”