Farm Bill Passes Senate, Awaits President’s Signature

February 4, 2014 Bookmark and Share

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is joining in the excitement of the passage of the Farm Bill conference report. After a three-year long process, the Senate passed the bill with a final vote of 68-32 Tuesday. The House passed the farm bill report last week and the bill now awaits the President’s signature.

A statement from NAWG President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer and seedsman from Moccasin, Mont.:

“On behalf of U.S. wheat growers, I thank our agriculture leaders in the House and Senate for their diligence in getting this bill passed. I offer special thanks as well to the support from our wheat states for continuously reaching out to leadership in Congress urging support of a long-term and comprehensive farm bill.”

“This bill strengthens crop insurance and allows growers the necessary safety net to keep a secure, affordable and healthy food supply. In addition, this bill provides funding for important programs in conservation, research and trade that help keep America’s wheat industry productive and competitive on a global scale.”