Feb 04 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), who serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, issued the following statement today applauding the Senate passage of S.R. 2642, the Farm Bill:
“For two long years, our nation’s farm families and rural communities have waited for a Farm Bill. While this may not be the best possible bill – it’s the best bill possible right now. Programs in this bill touch the lives of every American, in every community, in every state. We must provide much-needed certainty for our nation’s farmers and ranchers so that they can continue to work each and every day to feed the country and the world.”
Agriculture is the number one industry in Missouri, and it’s directly responsible for roughly 16 percent of the state’s workforce. Across America, agriculture supports more than 16 million jobs.
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