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Dairy Farmers Shoulder Too Much Of Load

June 30, 2013
By Nate Wilson (editorial@post-journal.com) , The Post-Journal

On Thursday, June 20th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on the House version of the 2013 Farm Bill, HR-1947. It received a solid trouncing, going down in defeat, 195 to 234. Obviously, the House leadership is challenged with a House majority that defies being led, compounded by an inherent inability to build consensus. Perhaps a dose of cluelessness, too: both Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Ranking Member of the House Ag. Committee, Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota, were convinced they had the necessary votes for passage of HR-1947 until the vote was actually underway. Both were blindsided by botched vote estimates, then stunned and dismayed watching the best chance for a much anticipated 2013 Farm Bill go down the pipe.

 
 
 

 

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