Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Indiana Senators Lugar and Bayh Introduce Legislation

Indiana Senators Richard Lugar and Evan Bayh introduced the 2007 Farming Flexibility Act.

U.S. Sens. Dick Lugar and Evan Bayh yesterday introduced the Farming Flexibility Act of 2007 which would allow farmers more flexibility in choosing the crops they grow, save taxpayer money and preserve Hoosier jobs.

"Farmers are more profitable when they make their own planting decisions based on markets as opposed to government policy," Lugar said. "This is an important amendment to the 2002 Farm Bill that would provide farmers with the flexibility they need, specifically, in planting fruits and vegetables."

"The choice of what to plant belongs with farmers in Indiana, not bureaucrats in Washington," Bayh said. "By adding this amendment to the Farm Bill, Hoosier farmers will be able to plant the crops that make the most sense for the land and for the market, instead of relying on arbitrary policies that could reduce their productivity."

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