Jun 10 2013
Washington, D.C. –U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) today released the following statement upon voting in favor of the multi-year Farm Bill, S. 954:
“The multi-year farm bill I supported goes a long way in providing certainty for Nebraska’s farmers so they can continue to produce healthy, safe products to feed the Nation and the
world. Failure to pass this legislation would cause America’s agriculture policies to revert back to those of the World War II era – an untenable position for hardworking Nebraskans competing in a competitive global market. The farm bill also maintains and strengthens the crop insurance program – an essential risk management tool for farmers – and it bolsters conservation and disaster-related programs.
“At the same time, over 80 percent of funding in this bill goes toward the nutrition title, which received only a fraction of cuts compared to the overall hit taken by agriculture. I supported a number of amendments to achieve further savings in the nutrition title by eliminating loopholes and duplicative programs. While these amendments did not prevail, I will continue to support efforts to eliminate unnecessary spending as Congress continues the legislative conference process.”