WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today renewed his commitment to work with Republicans and Democrats to pass a bipartisan, five-year Farm Bill that works for Ohio farmers, taxpayers, families and Lake Erie. Brown, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, has already introduced several bipartisan bills with his Republican partners on the Committee that he hopes will become part of the final Senate package.
Farm Bills typically receive broad bipartisan support in Congress. But in a rare move last week, the House Agriculture Committee passed its bill with only Republican support. The partisan bill failed on the House floor today. The Senate Agriculture Committee expects to consider its bill in the coming weeks and Brown hopes it will be bipartisan.
“Ohio farmers, families and communities depend on the Farm Bill to support agriculture jobs, feed hungry families and help keep Lake Erie clean. They are counting on Congress to put partisan politics aside and work together, and I am committed to working with my partners in the Senate to get the job done,” said Brown.
Brown recently wrapped up a series of roundtable discussions across the state, where he talked with Ohio farmers and stakeholders about their priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill. Brown told farmers he is committed to passing a bipartisan bill that gives them the relief they need to recover from tough economic times and the certainty they deserve. Brown is also a strong supporter of the nutrition title, which provides healthy food to hungry Ohioans across the state.