In an interview with Brownfield, when asked about the disaster assistance legislation the U.S. House passed before adjourning for the August recess, Senator Sherrod Brown said he was just glad the House passed something. In the meantime, Brown shared his message to livestock producers.
“My advice is to talk with your House member of either party and ask them to move forward and get a 5-year that really does deal with the safety net for livestock, corn and soybean and specialty crops,” Brown said.
“I have some concerns about the bill that passed the Senate, I was not able to support it because 80 percent of the bill is on the food stamp side,” Portman said. “I like the commodity title and I supported it, but I’m very concerned about the food stamp side, I’ve indicated to leadership that I’m willing to support a bill coming back that has some of the House reforms in it, I’m hopeful we can get that done in September.”