Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) today issued the following statement as the House Agriculture Committee continues consideration of the Farm Bill reauthorization:
"A responsible Farm Bill is essential to keep Nebraska's vibrant agricultural economy strong," said Smith, who has hosted eight listening stops across the Third District on the upcoming reauthorization. "Our nation is currently facing record-high deficits, requiring difficult decisions, and I commend producers for their forward thinking. A workable Farm Bill which builds on the success of the crop insurance program will provide our farmers and ranchers the certainty they need to continue feeding America and the globe. I look forward to continued input from Nebraskans as the House bill takes shape."
Smith has been travelling the Third District on his Farm Bill Listening Tour, holding eight stops to date: Gering, McCook, Aurora, Valentine, North Platte, Lexington, Crofton, and Fairbury. More information about Smith's listening tour and the Farm Bill can be found on his website at: www.adriansmith.house.gov/FarmBill.
Smith serves as co-chairman of both the Modern Agriculture Caucus and the Congressional Rural Caucus.