Ag Lawmakers on the Next Farm Bill
“It has to be part of the farm program. Number one, the USDA runs it better than any other agency. Number two, you're not going to pass the Farm Bill without an appropriate food stamp program, and it fits into what farmers and ranchers and growers do, they provide food. The food program really with school lunches and everything else, it's here to stay, should be here to stay. We ought to write it better than anybody else.”
Former House Agriculture Committee Chair Colin Peterson says recent history shows lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will be met with obstacles with the nutrition program.
“You got people in this country that are being paid big bucks by some of these right-wing groups to come up with all this nonsense that's killed the last two farm bills. The ‘13 farm bill failed in the House because Cantor allowed to put this amendment on the bill and it went down, first time in history, the Farm Bill failed on the floor. In ’18, the bill failed again because of the same issue.”