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AGRIBUSINESS: Diverse Groups Showing Opposition to Splitting Farm Bill

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Jerry Hagstrom reports from Washington that farm groups, key anti-hunger groups and the Environmental Working Group all agree it’s a bad idea to split the farm bill into two bills. Before the 4th of July holiday - a coalition of more than 530 groups sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner urging him to bring the farm bill back to the floor as soon as possible and not to split it into two.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has sent a letter to Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with the same message. According to Scott Faber - an Environmental Working Group Vice President - dividing and passing separate bill won’t make it any easier for the House and Senate to reconcile competing bills and get a final bill to the President