SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) - U.S. Representative Kristi Noem of South Dakota says the House Agriculture Committee will begin work on a new farm bill next Wednesday.
Noem says South Dakota producers deserve better and she's optimistic the committee will pass a five-year bill with strong bi-partisan support.
Noem says ag policy is important for food safety and affordability. She says the farm bill is an opportunity to promote and support rural and urban America. It provides the certainty that's neccessary to maintain the food supply.
Noem hopes the bill can be advanced to the full House soon enough to provide time for open debate.
Farmers and ranchers are currently operating under a one year extension of the farm bill that expires at the end of September