U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today released the following statement after voting in support of the Senate's bipartisan farm bill.
"Considering that agriculture is Arkansas's top industry, passage of a farm bill is vital to our state's economic recovery. Like any other business, Arkansas's agricultural producers need certainty to be able to make important planting, purchasing and hiring decisions. A five-year farm bill will give our family farmers and ranchers the confidence to move forward with those decisions, and in turn, create jobs and opportunities in our communities.
This is a great example of Democrats and Republicans working together. Under the leadership of Chairwoman Stabenow and Ranking Member Cochran, we worked hard to find common ground and ensure that this bipartisan bill established the framework for a fair approach from which we can build on. The Senate bill is a step in the right direction to protecting vulnerable agriculture producers throughout the nation. We will continue to seek improvements in the final product and I'm optimistic that we can find a solution that both chambers of Congress can support."