Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
Agricultural News and Information

June 20, 2013

House fails to pass Farm Bill; farmers’ future uncertain

JACKSON - The U.S. House of Representatives voted down their version of the 2013 Farm Bill this afternoon by a vote of 195-234.

Mississippi Farm Bureau President Randy Knight said that this turn of events was very disappointing. “Our farmers need a Farm Bill passed and they need it passed now. Without a Farm Bill, farmers could have trouble getting production loans, equipment loans, or any number of other things that go into running a farming operation,” said Knight. “We certainly appreciate Congressman Nunnelee, Congressman Harper, and Congressman Palazzo for working to help pass this bill. Farmers need a safety net through crop insurance to provide protection against catastrophic weather and market changes. The Farm Bill gives Mississippi farmers and ranchers the ability to stay in business.”



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