Heritage Action Statement on House “Farm” Bill

As a group of bipartisan lawmakers push the House to advance the nearly $1 trillion 2012 Farm Bill, Heritage Action released the following statement from CEO Michael A. Needham:

We commend Speaker Boehner for his longstanding and continued resistance to big-spending farm and food stamp bills. With our nation’s debt approaching $16 trillion, we cannot afford another $1 trillion boondoggle.  Nor can we continue, in the Speaker’s words, ‘Soviet-style’ farm programs that create perverse, market-distorting incentives.

Additional Information:
Local: Farm Bill Opens Taxpayer Spigot
Letter: Oppose the House Farm Bill Draft
The K Street Food Fight
Key Vote: “NO” on Senate Farm Bill
Heritage: Conservative Opposition Puts Future of Farm Bill in Doubt
Heritage: How to Reform Food Stamps—and Improve the Farm Bill
Heritage: Farm Bill 2012: Agriculture Policy Ripe for Reform