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Written by Rep. Bruce Braley   
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 08:44
Time is running out for Congress to pass a long-term Farm Bill. The extension that passed in January is set to expire at the end of the month, and not acting now could spell trouble for thousands of Iowa families and the state economy.

Congress had a chance earlier this summer to pass a five year renewal when the bipartisan Farm Bill passed through the Senate, but extreme Republicans in the House refused to compromise. So now, it is up to us to fight back!

You were with me when I led the fight for the Farm Bill in the past -- and I’m going to need you to have my back again. Sign the petition to tell extreme Republicans in Congress to stop playing games with the Farm Bill and pass a five year renewal now.

Iowa is one of the largest producers of agricultural goods in the world and an important contributor to our national economy. Allowing the Farm Bill to lapse at the end of September could destabilize agricultural markets and hurt thousands of Iowans in the process.

Extreme Republicans in the House don’t care about the consequences that allowing the Farm Bill to lapse will bring. They don’t care about the millions of families that rely on the programs that it ensures. They’re only interested in scoring political points against their opponents.

Join me and let the extreme House Republicans know that it’s time to pass a long-term Farm Bill. Sign the petition here.

Failure to pass a Farm Bill is absolutely inexcusable. Thank you for standing with me and for all of your support.

Sincerely,

Bruce Braley