Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Senator Harkin Statement on White House Call for Farm Bill Extension

The Bush administration has called for a one-year extension of current farm law.

US Senator Tom Harkin, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry and the Senate-House conference committee on the farm bill, stated on Tuesday that “the President's call for an extension is just the latest example of this administration's lack of cooperation to enact a new, stronger farm bill. It makes me think that they do not want a new bill -- one that makes investments in energy, conservation and nutrition or that extends support for growers of fruits, vegetables and horticultural crops."

Through Executive Director Craig Cox, the Soil and Water Conservation Society has provided significant input and recommendations into farm bill development and negotiations:

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