Statement by Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick Regarding the Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill

Feb. 4, 2014

“Today’s adoption of the 2014 farm bill is a victory for consumers as well as for agricultural producers throughout our nation. The predictability the legislation offers farmers and ranchers gives assurance that the abundant food supply we enjoy in our society will be maintained for everyone.”

“The bill strengthens crop insurance, consolidates and enhances resource conservation programs, boosts research in a range of matters affecting food crops, including citrus greening and preserves the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for our fellow citizens in need. Food security is a foundation of our national security.”

“We commend Florida’s Congressional delegation for its support of this bill. We are pleased to see their leadership in helping to develop a bill all Floridians can endorse. We look forward to working with our members of Congress in the same spirit of bipartisan collaboration in the future.”Jan 22, 2014