Going Green

Friday, May 16, 2008

Senator Cornyn Statement on Farm Bill

It still has to cross the President's desk but with enough votes for a veto override, it is likely this Farm Bill will become law.

Cornyn: Final Farm Bill Good For Texas Agriculture Community

Says Texas Farmers & Ranchers Will Benefit from Carefully-Crafted Compromise

Thursday, May 15, 2008WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn expressed his support today for final Senate passage of The Food and Energy Security Act of 2007, H.R. 2419, more popularly known as the “Farm Bill.” With today’s approval vote by the Senate, and yesterday’s passage of this bill in the House, the legislation will now be sent to the President’s desk.

“Passage of this bill is an important and long-overdue step for Texas farmers and ranchers, providing them a stable policy moving forward. It’s not perfect but it represents a carefully-crafted compromise that will protect Texas agriculture, including family farms, strengthen key nutrition programs, and fight childhood obesity.

“One in every seven Texans can trace their employment to agriculture. In...(complete news release here).

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