09.22.20

Roberts: Democrats Heard Our Call to Aid Farm Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today applauded a bipartisan deal reached on the House continuing resolution (CR) that includes a full replenishment of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC).

On Monday, Roberts admonished the House Democrats’ CR, which previously denied funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) implementation of Farm Bill and COVID-19 relief programs, including the CCC. Click here to read more.

“Democrats have heard our call, and the calls from farm country, to not ignore rural America when funding the government,” said Roberts. “This bipartisan deal is a step in the right direction to allow agriculture producers across America to continue feeding the country and the world, especially at a time when markets are unpredictable and prices are low.”

“Not only will this deal avert a government shutdown, the CR will also allow for timely implementation of much-needed assistance for farmers, ranchers, and growers.”

Click here to read the bill text. Click here to read the bill summary.

Roberts last week spoke on the Senate floor about the importance of pandemic relief programs to rural America. Click here to watch and read his remarks.

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