Johanns: Senate Farm Bill Better Than No Farm Bill
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) released the following statement after voting for final passage of the Senate’s farm bill, which passed by a vote of 66-27:
“Long-term ag policy is a necessity for our farmers and ranchers,” Johanns said. “While this isn’t the farm bill I would have drafted, it’s better than no farm bill at all. Our ag producers work hard to provide food, fuel and fiber for Americans and for the rest of the world. We have a responsibility to give them the certainty they need to continue feeding a growing population.”
For a farm bill to become law, the House of Representatives would also have to now pass its version of a farm bill. The two pieces of legislation would then be merged in a conference committee and presented for the President’s consideration.