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NSAC Comments on House Farm Bill Extension Bill

July 27, 2012

For Immediate Release

July 27, 2012

Contact: Ferd Hoefner, 202-547-5754

NSAC Comments on House Farm Bill Extension Bill

NSAC vehemently opposes the dirty extension bill filed today by House majority leadership.  Passage of this bill would ensure there is no action this year on the 2012 Farm Bill.  It prevents agricultural reform from happening.  It spends another $5 billion on direct payments that both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees agreed to terminate.  It kills innovative job-creating programs.  It proposes to slash farm conservation spending by three-quarters of a billion dollars at a time when pressure on the natural resource base is intense, which would serve only to make the magnitude and cost of future disasters even higher.  Under a closed rule, it denies Representatives the ability to amend the bill on the floor.   In our view the choice for Representatives next week is clear – vote down this dirty extension bill and demand a clean vote on disaster assistance for livestock and specialty crop growers.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition is a grassroots alliance that advocates for federal policy reform supporting the long-term social, economic, and environmental sustainability of agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.


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