Stabenow: farmers, rural communities need certainty, and a farm bill does that

Stabenow: farmers, rural communities need certainty, and a farm bill does that

The Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Ag Committee says finalizing a bipartisan farm bill provides certainty for rural America.

Debbie Stabenow told attendees of the Rural Communities in Action Event if farmers are successful, their communities are, too. “We’re strengthening the farm safety net, which is so important, by making meaningful investments that frankly focus our tax dollars on American farmers that have dirt under their fingernails,” she says.  “Not Wall Street bankers and foreign investors.”

She says it’s important that a five-year farm bill also brings support to areas outside of farming, and she’s optimistic Congress can still get it passed yet this year.

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