Sen. Roberts On Farm Bill: “We Have to Have 60 Votes” 

June 7, 2018 12:24 PM

The Senate is expected to release a draft of its version of the farm bill this week.

Senate Ag Committee Chairman Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) doesn’t believe the Senate’s version of the bill will be a bipartisan effort, more so than the House’s version of the bill.

“There are people who will vote against the farm bill simply because they want to vote against the farm bill, and a lot of think tanks behind them,” he told U.S. Farm Report host Tyne Morgan in Washington D.C. “Our situation is so dire, and with the trade policy having a question mark after it, farmers want predictability not uncertainty.”

Roberts and Ranking Member Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) have chosen June 13 as the date for the committee to review the wording on the Senate farm bill.

Hear what Roberts says agriculture needs to know about the bill on AgDay above.

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Spell Check

Augusta, ME
6/8/2018 03:36 PM

  Farmers aren't the only ones that want predictability and stability, but, it's the one thing you'll NEVER get from trump!

Joel Solkoff
Stat College, PA
6/8/2018 11:41 AM

  Senator Roberts and the leadership of the Senate are presenting fantasy land in preparation for the November elections. A friend shouted at me over my iPad, "Joel, you know nothing about politics." I may not know politics. I know what I like. I do not appreciate the senior senator from Kentucky telling Roll Call that the farm bill is his top priority. Expletive deleted. No farm will pass between now and November Why are Congress' Republican leaders playing this elaborate game of telling farmers Congress is doing something for them?


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