NEWTON COUNTY, MO.--- McCaskill says she is pushing for a new farm bill to be passed in congress. She says the bill would help farmers provide water and hay for their cattle. McCaskill made the comments at a farm in Newton County this afternoon. She says the new farm bill would also help small farmers by installing clear guidelines for crop insurance. McCaskill says the bill would also reduce the deficit by more than $20 billion by cutting unused or ineffective farm programs. The Senator says everyone benefits when farmers and cattlemen are supported.
"We've got a critical problem in Missouri this year. This drought is a real gut punch to out agricultural economy, and there will be ramifications going forward for months on end, especially if we can't get this farm bill done," states Senator Clair McCaskill, Missouri.
Congress has an opportunity to pass the new farm bill once sessions begin in late September.