Ag Secretary Wants Congress To ‘Do Its Job’

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U-S Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks to reporters Friday at the Ohio State Fair.(Photo: Tom Borgerding/WOSU News)
U-S Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks to reporters Friday at the Ohio State Fair.(Photo: Tom Borgerding/WOSU News)

U-S Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told an Ohio State Fair crowd on Friday its critically important for congress to pass a comprehensive farm bill before the end of September. Vilsack says the combination of legislative stops and starts and an increasingly severe drought takes a financial toll that is only partially offset by federal subsidies and crop insurance.

Congress left Washington Thursday for its August recess after a partisan battle over drought relief.

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