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Farm group coalition urges House members to pass farm bill

A total of 194 farm groups sent a letter to all members of the House of Representatives today urging them to pass the farm bill.

“We stand united in our strong support for a new five-year bill and commend the House Committee on Agriculture for advancing a bill for timely action by the full House,” wrote the groups, which were organized by the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.

“Failure to pass a five-year farm bill before the end of September would mean continued uncertainty for farmers, ranchers and their rural communities; it would also mean that American taxpayer would see none of the budget savings achieved,” the groups wrote.