By Steve White email@example.com
Senator Ben Nelson tells Congress to stop playing politics and pass the farm bill.
Members of Nebraska Farm Bureau agree with Senator Nelson's assessment. Farmers say they're willing to cut up to $20 billion in federal farm programs, even as drought rages across the country.
Jordan Dux, National Affairs Coordinator with Nebraska Farm Bureau said, "At a time where we've had drought issues, the big issue and obviously a lot of other issues dealing with regulatory uncertainty and everything else, we want to put certainty back in. Unfortunately, Congress hasn't been able to get that farm bill moving forward."
Farm Bureau says Senator Nelson has been leading the way along with Senator Mike Johanns. Now they'd like Nebraska's congressional delegation to become even more vocal.
"We'd like to see more pressure from our house members and senators put in, moving this thing forward. House members we hope will pressure Speaker Boehner to get this thing on the calendar. It doesn't appear we'll have farm bill debate before elections and possibly not this year," Dux said.
While called the "farm bill", nutrition programs make up 80 percent of the program.