USA: Stallman - 'stalling tactics' in Senate jeopardizes farm bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Expressing "profound disappointment and anger" at the Senate's failure to move ahead with the farm bill, the leader of the nation's largest farm organization said farmers and ranchers will "hold accountable those senators who have kept the measure bottled up." American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman, reacting to the failed cloture vote in the Senate yesterday that essentially blocked further progress on the bill this week, said: "The stalling tactics used by some senators this week have jeopardized needed assistance for farmers. If the result is that we don't get a final bill until next year and the $73.5 billion allocated to agriculture in the budget is cut, we'll know who to blame."
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