For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 13, 2002
President Will Work to Improve Farm Bill
Statement by the President
I am committed to sound farm policy that supports America's farmers and ranchers and am disappointed that the Senate-passed bill doesn't get the job done. This bill front-loads spending into the first five years, leaving vital programs under-funded in the years that follow. I look forward to working with Conferees to produce a plan that will benefit farmers in the long-term by encouraging conservation, establishing farm savings accounts, and promoting open markets and new opportunities for producers.