Representative Bruce Braley is calling on the Speaker of the House, John Boehner to keep congress from taking its August recess until it passes a farm bill.
Earlier this month, the House passed a partisan version of the bill. It did not address the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
The Senate has passed a more comprehensive bill including a nutrition program.
Braley is urging Speaker Boehner to bring up the Senate bill on the House floor.
“Passing a long-term farm bill is a necessity for rural America. Farmers and agricultural producers have waited too long for the certainty that a five-year farm bill provides,” Rep. Braley said. “Without a Farm Bill to provide predictability, it’s harder for farmers to invest in the future – to create jobs and grow the economy.”
The bill expires on September 30th.