Senate Moves Forward With Farm Bill

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance applauds today’s cloture vote in the Senate to move the Farm Bill forward for a final vote on Monday. The bipartisan vote of 75-22 sends a strong message that this legislation is vital and should be passed as soon as possible.

The bill addresses many priorities critical to the specialty crop industry, and includes programs supporting essential research, market promotion and nutrition, and continues the support of specialty crops that was established in the 2008 Farm Bill.

The overwhelming support shown today also paves the way for the House of Representatives to move forward with their bill, an encouraging sign for moving both bills to final vote and conference, where any differences will be resolved.

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