OCWGA cheers strong majority vote to advance farm bill
The Senate has voted (90-8) to invoke cloture and advance the 2012 Farm Bill to the Senate floor, jumping a major hurdle to achieving the passage of this legislation in the Senate.
If legislation is not enacted, the current farm programs will expire Sept. 30.
The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association applauds the Senate's overwhelming support to allow the full Senate to begin debate on the bill.
The OCWGA says this proves how important its issues are to Americans - from farmers to consumers - OCWGA appreciate the bipartisan vote and the work of Senators Brown and Portman to advocate the bill's timely consideration, which, if enacted, would help reduce the federal deficit by more than $23 billion.
OCWGA is hopeful for the same cooperation and attention as the Senate considers this timely and vitally important bill.