Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President Bill Bruins issued the following statement regarding the U.S. House Agriculture Committee passing its version of the U.S. farm bill earlier today.
“With the farm bill one step closer to reality, we could not be more pleased that it includes the most significant reform to dairy policy in generations.
With the Dairy Security Act still intact within the farm bill, we are very encouraged to finally have consensus on dairy policy reform.
The key differences between the farm bills passed by the House Agriculture Committee and the full Senate are reductions to the food assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and slight differences to risk management programs for crops.
Farmers must continue to advocate for such differences to be worked out and for a new farm bill to be signed before the current one expires on September 30.”