Turkey Industry Echoes Support for House Agriculture Committee on Farm Bill Passage

May 16, 2013

The National Turkey Federation (NTF) commended the House Agriculture Committee for swiftly passing its version of the Farm Bill.

The legislation, known officially as the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management (FARRM) Act of 2013, passed by a bipartisan vote of 36-10.  It now awaits floor consideration in the House of Representatives next month.

“The National Turkey Federation appreciates Chairman Frank Lucas, (R-OK) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson, (D-MN) for moving forward this critical legislation for the turkey industry and our agricultural community,” said Damon Wells, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the NTF.  “Our members appreciate the quick and effective work that took place yesterday—the programs contained in the Farm Bill serve as a as a bright spot in this country’s economic recovery.”

The Farm Bill authorizes numerous important and necessary government programs and services, such as rural development and farm services, nutrition, conservation, and programs to promote turkey and other commodities across the world. 

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Rural Development passed its version of the Farm Bill on May 14 and is scheduled to be debated on the Senate floor next week.

The current Farm Bill expires on Sept. 30. 

About NTF:  NTF is the national advocate for all segments of the $29.5 billion turkey industry—providing services and conducting activities to increase demand and raise awareness for its members' products, while strengthening their ability to profitably and safely deliver wholesome, high-quality, and nutritious food to consumers worldwide.  Visit our website on

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