The White House, President George W. Bush Click to print this document

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.


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