Debating a Five-Year Farm Bill
Thursday, June 21st, 2012
The U.S. Senate is debating the 2012 farm bill, and peanut farmers are concerned about the proposals being bandied about in Washington.
Nothing in the proposed Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 that passed out of the Senate Agriculture Committee and is on the floor of the Senate provides any safety net for peanut farmers. I hope we can continue to work with Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and other senators to find common ground.
What a farm bill does is provide a safety net for farmers when markets tank.