Smith says reform possible if Farm Bill is passed

Third District Congressman Adrian Smith says Congress is going to lose a great opportunity to make signifcant reforms if it does not make the compromises necessary to pass a Farm Bill.

The Senate has passed a Farm bill, but the House has only passed legislation that deals with ag policy and is currently stymied on the portion of the bill that deals with nutrition programs.

Smith says getting something that a conference committee can work on is vital so reforms with bipartisan support like eliminating direct payments can move forward.

Smith says he supports splitting the agricultural and nutrition titles, but notes House Republicans have to be willing to accept less than the maximum proposed cuts in the nutrition title in order to move forward in the process.

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