House Fails to Pass 2013 Farm Bill

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Jennifer Blackburn
Communications Coordinator
National Sorghum Producers


June 20, 2013

NSP Disappointed House Fails to Pass 2013 Farm Bill

LUBBOCK, Texas – National Sorghum Producers Chairman Terry Swanson, a sorghum farmer from southeast Colorado, released the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representative’s failure to pass H.R. 1947, the Federal Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013.

“National Sorghum Producers is proud of the hard work and leadership put forth by Chairman Frank Lucas, Ranking Member Collin Peterson and their staff in putting forth a fair and equitable bill.

“We are disappointed the House was unable to come to an agreement resulting in its passage, but NSP will continue to work with leadership to eventually pass a five-year farm bill.”

H.R. 1947 failed 195-234. To see final vote results, click here.


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