Your Missouri Representatives in Congress are not happy about the farm bill once again failing to pass the house. Vicky Hartzler, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, says she’s disappointed because the measure would have “created certainty for both consumers and our farmers.”
Blaine Luetkemeyer says the farm bill “would have made much needed reforms to both the nutrition and farm portions of the existing policies.” He says it would have saved taxpayers $40 billion over the current plan the feds have used for several years.
Claire McCaskill weighed in from the Senate too, saying the House “needs to get its act together and get the job done.” The upper chamber passed its version of the farm bill, while watching the lower chamber not get one approved, for the second straight year.
While the farm bill is very important for agriculture, 80-percent of the money actually goes to nutrition programs, like WIC and food stamps.