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Contact: James Wegmann (202) 225-4436

Stutzman: “Farm Bill Conference Report is Just More Business As Usual”

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman, a fourth-generation farmer who worked last year to successfully separate agriculture and nutrition programs for the first time in nearly 40 years, issued the following statement today regarding a trillion dollar “Farm Bill” that recombines these separate policies.
 
“The Farm Bill conference report is just more business as usual and reverses the victory for common sense that taxpayers won last year. This logrolling prevents the long-term reforms that both farm programs and food stamps deserve. By separating farm policy from food stamps last summer, the House gave Americans an honest look at how Washington spends their money. As a farmer and a conservative, I cannot vote to take a step backwards.”
 
Background:
 
  • On October 30, 2013, Congressman Marlin Stutzman led a group of 27 members of the House in urging the Farm Bill conference committee to keep farm policy and food stamp policy separate. An electronic copy of the letter is available here.