The Morrow County Sentinel: Brown says splitting farm bill will hurt American agriculture

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The Morrow County Sentinel: Brown says splitting farm bill will hurt American agriculture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fol­low­ing the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives fail­ure to pass a com­pre­hen­sive farm bill, U.S. Sen. Sher­rod Brown (D-OH) released the fol­low­ing statement:

“July 2 the House broke a 40-year bipar­ti­san tra­di­tion of pass­ing a com­pre­hen­sive Farm Bill,” Brown said. “This approach was opposed by more than 530 agri­cul­ture, com­mod­ity, and rural devel­op­ment groups because they know that split­ting the bill will hurt Amer­i­can agri­cul­ture. The Sen­ate was able to pass a strong, bipar­ti­san bill that imple­mented crit­i­cal farm safety reforms and saved tax­pay­ers more than the House bill. It’s time for the House to put Amer­i­can farm­ers and pro­duc­ers ahead of par­ti­san politics.”

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