Farm Groups Urge Senators 
To Push Forward with Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C., (Nov. 21, 2001) - National Farmers Union joined 21 other farm groups today in letters to Sens. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and Trent Lott, R-Miss., urging farm bill completion this year. The letter warns against non-agriculture related amendments that would potentially slow down the farm bill process.

"It is critical to producers, farm lenders and rural communities that a new farm bill be approved this fall to provide the assurance necessary to plan for next year's crop production," the letter said. "We believe this can best be accomplished by passing a new farm bill, unencumbered by unrelated or non-agriculture related issues that would prevent expeditious adoption of this must pass legislation."

The Senate farm bill proposal is designed to provide an economic safety net for rural America and eliminate the need for annual ad-hoc emergency assistance that Congress has provided for the past four years.

Texas Farmers Union, P.O. Box 738, Sweetwater, Tx 79556