June 7, 2012
OCWGA Cheers Strong Majority Vote to Advance Farm Bill in Senate
From Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association Executive Director, Tadd Nicholson:
DELAWARE, Ohio — The Senate has voted (90-8) to invoke cloture and advance the 2012 Farm Bill to the Senate floor, jumping a major hurdle to achieving the passage of this legislation in the Senate. If legislation is not enacted, the current farm programs will expire September 30.
The Senate’s overwhelming support to allow the full Senate to begin debate on the bill proves how important its issues are to Americans — from farmers to consumers — Not one single person is unaffected by this historic legislation.
We appreciate the bipartisan vote and the work of Senators Brown and Portman to advocate the bill’s timely consideration, which, if enacted, would help reduce the federal deficit by more than $23 billion. We’re hopeful for the same cooperation and attention as the Senate considers this timely and vitally important bill.
About Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association
The Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA) advocates on behalf of tens of thousands of corn and wheat growers throughout the state. OCWGA works in our state and national capitals to best represent the public-policy interests of Ohio’s grain farmers and focuses on domestic and international issues that affect the success of Ohio’s corn and wheat markets. For more information, visit ohiocornandwheat.org