Statement by Steve Nelson, President, Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation, On U.S. House of Representatives Failure to Pass Farm Bill

6/20/2013 3:58:03 PM

“The U.S. House of Representatives inability to pass a farm bill is extremely disappointing to Nebraska farm and ranch families. Farm Bureau and others have worked tirelessly with Congress over the last two years to develop farm policy that is more reflective of the needs of American farm families and taxpayers."

"The fact that partisan politics trumped the greater need of reformed farm and food security policy for America is a major setback."

"The House's failure to act is even more disappointing for Nebraska livestock producers who have awaited reauthorization of livestock disaster programs that expired the year before the onset of one of the worst droughts in recent history."

"We do greatly appreciate the efforts and votes in support for House Farm Bill passage by all three members of Nebraska's Congressional Delegation and hope they will continue to work with their colleagues to try and put the pieces of this farm bill back together."

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service and advocacy efforts. More than 56,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit

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