AG POLICY NEWS
Vilsack Pushes for Farm Bill
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Jan 15, 2013 08:27 AM CST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack pitched a speech to members of the American Farm Bureau Federation about opportunities in rural America, but he stressed the limitations facing rural America by Congress' failing to act on a five-year farm bill.

"We need a five-year bill and we need it now," Vilsack told Farm Bureau members as a repeated theme throughout his speech Monday.

Sounding almost like a broken record, Vilsack championed the need for Congress to act on renewing policies and programs for farmers and rural America. Rather than pass a five-year bill, Congress opted at the end ...

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