WASHINGTON D.C. (WTVB) -7th District Congressman Tim Walberg has dismissed criticism from Michigan's U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, saying it it the Senate that needs to feel the pressure over passeg of a new Farm Bill. The U.S. House Thursday passed its version of the bill, separating programs like the federal food stamp program and other nutrition programs from production agriculture provisions.
Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow who helped steer a bi-partisan bill that sailed thru the upper chamber, said the House version “wasn’t a real farm bill, it was an insult to rural America”. Walberg called on voters to contact Stabenow and ask her to get on-board with the House plan. He say only 20% of the Senate supported Farm Bill is related to production agriculture, with the rest going to social programs that are increasing dependance on the federal government.