02.05.14

Senator Burr Releases Statement on the Farm Bill

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) released the following statement on the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill was adopted by the Senate by a vote of 68-32.


"Yesterday, I voted against final passage of the Conference Report to accompany HR 2642, the Farm Bill. Not only does it carry a nearly $1 trillion price tag but most of the funding has nothing to do with farming, let alone providing any certainty to farmers. It also fails to include relief to farmers on burdensome GIPSA Restrictions and Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rules. While I appreciate the efforts of the Conference Committee, its failure to address the crucial needs of North Carolina farmers prevented me from supporting the bill."