“It is time, once and for all, to unify behind a farm bill that works for all of American agriculture, including crop, livestock and fruit and vegetable growers,” said American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman in a statement released Wednesday. AFBF expressed strong support of congressional Agriculture committee chairs and leaders.
“We believe that through the leadership of Ag Committee leaders–Chairman Lucas, Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Peterson and Ranking Member Cochran–working in conjunction with the committee conferees, we will get a farm bill done, and it will be a farm bill that works for all commodities and all regions,” Stallman said. “We must move forward. It is time to let our leaders lead. The American Farm Bureau Federation will do what it can to help close ranks on any remaining issue –for the good of the whole of American agriculture, consumers, our hard-working farm and ranch families and the rural communities they support.”