WALORSKI STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF 5-YEAR COMPREHENSIVE FARM BILL

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Jackie Walorski released the following statement regarding House passage of a five-year comprehensive farm bill:

“At home in Indiana, Hoosier farmers have been waiting for Congress to pass a comprehensive farm bill since 2012, and I am pleased the House has approved this agreement to provide certainty in the agriculture community.

“Like most Washington legislation, there is still much work to be done to continue reforms in future farm bills, but I am pleased this agreement contains important provisions to end direct payments, strengthen crop insurance for family farmers and producers, and consolidate and streamline more than 100 programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.”

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