Chairwoman Stabenow Statement on Moving Forward with Farm Bill

Statement

By:  Debbie Stabenow
Date: June 18, 2012
Location: Unknown

Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan agreement on over 70 amendments that will allow the Senate to move forward with Farm Bill voting tomorrow.

"This bill was developed through bipartisan collaboration, passed committee with broad bipartisan support, and we now have a bipartisan agreement to move forward with a bill that affects 16 million American jobs. My colleagues on both sides of the aisle understand we must act as soon as possible to give farmers the certainty they need to keep growing the economy. This Farm Bill is unlike any other before it--it cuts spending, ends subsidies, improves accountability and strengthens healthy food systems. We are now closer than ever to achieving real reform in America's agriculture policy."