Here is a statement from New York Farm Bureau President Dean Norton on the defeat of the 2013 Farm Bill:
is with great disappointment that we watched House lawmakers defeat the
2013 Farm Bill. The farmers in this state deserve a reasonable farm
policy that has been delayed for far too
"While there were concerns over certain provisions of the bill,
we were hoping its passage and a vigorous debate in conference would
reach an appropriate compromise that would provide a fair safety net for
the people who produce healthy, local food and
the consumers who need help putting it on their dinner tables.
York Farm Bureau will continue to work hard with the state’s
Congressional delegation to do what is right for our farm families."