AGRIBUSINESS: Administration Opposes Federal Ag Reform and Risk Management

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In its statement of Administration policy on the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 - the Office of Management and Budget expresses strong opposition to the farm bill approved by the House Agriculture Committee. In fact - if the President were presented with H.R. 1947 - the statement says his senior advisors would recommend he veto the bill. According to the statement - the bill would reduce access to food assistance for struggling families and their children, does not contain sufficient commodity and crop insurance reforms and does not provide funding for renewable energy - which is an important source of jobs and economic growth in rural communities across the country