Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement today after the House passed the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM; H.R. 2642):
"Agriculture is the backbone of Arkansas's economy, and our farmers shouldn't suffer because of Washington's dysfunction. While I am frustrated with today's vote, failing to pass a farm bill is not an option. With the passage of H.R. 2642, the House can now turn its attention to reforming the massive nutrition programs that have put one-in-six Americans on food stamps while ensuring that we provide critical assistance to those who are truly in need."