The defeat of the Farm Bill maintains the status quo. That hurts farmers and taxpayers. Both need the certainty of knowing that farm and nutrition assistance programs work as they should so scarce taxpayer resources aren’t wasted on food stamp fraud or on programs that just don’t work. We need common sense farm policy reform to prevent waste and make sure the next generation of farmers get their chance to run the family farm.
Luke Messer is the Congressman for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District, a 19 county region of east-central and southeastern Indiana comprised of manufacturing and agricultural communities.