|Thune hopeful for Farm Bill's passage in House|
|Thursday, 19 July 2012 12:31|
Sen. John Thune says he hopes Congress can pass a new Farm Bill which includes programs that could provide relief to farmers and ranchers in South Dakota. He's also hoping to open Conservation Reserve Program acres for haying.
Thune says, "It's a bad situation. Obviously we have to make the best of what is a bad situation, make sure that the federal programs that are available are tailored to the needs of producers this year and as I mentioned, I think with respect to live producers."
The Farm Bill has passed the Senate and has received approval from the House Ag Committee, but has yet to be voted on by the full House.