Deb Fischer Calls For Swift Action In Response To National Drought

July 20, 2012


“Meeting with farmers and ranchers across Nebraska, and being a rancher myself, I understand the plight the agriculture community is going through.”

“Members of both parties in the House need to come together and pass the Farm Bill for the benefit of both American producers and consumers.”

LINCOLN, Nebraska, July 20, 2012 - Today, U.S. Senate candidate Deb Fischer released the following statement calling for a swift federal response to severe drought conditions across the country:

“Nebraska’s economy has persevered though this recession because of our strong agriculture industry. But now, with 75 percent of Nebraska and over 70 percent of the Midwest in severe drought or worse, extreme heat and deteriorating conditions have the potential to drag down our state and national economy.

“Meeting with farmers and ranchers across Nebraska, and being a rancher myself, I understand the plight the agriculture community is going through.

‘The current drought conditions underscore why Washington needs to take swift action now.

“The Farm Service Agency should immediately allow emergency grazing and haying areas on as much Conservation Reserve Program land as possible.

“The Senate recently passed a bipartisan Farm Bill that cuts spending by billions of dollars while introducing several key reforms that help modernize our nation’s agriculture policy. It’s now time for members of both parties in the House to follow the Senate’s lead and come together for the benefit of both American producers and consumers.”

“Protecting America’s agriculture isn’t a partisan issue – it’s just the right thing to do.

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