By a thin margin today the House version of the five-year farm bill authorization failed 195-234 with 218 votes necessary for passage.  One of the deciding elements in the debate of this bill centered around the level and severity of the cuts to the nutrition programs with both parties critical of the proposal that was presented in the bill: 

Dennis Nuxoll

It has taken much effort and many hours of hard work and negotiation by the Agriculture Workforce Coalition, the Agricultural Coalition for Immigration Reform and the National Council of Agricultural Employers to get Senate Bill 744, “The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” to the Senate floor for consideration this month.

Wendy Fink-Weber

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