Lucas Not Happy with Senate Plan to Avoid Sequestration

House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas says the plan from Senate Democrats to avoid the sequester cuts slated to take effect March 1st is not balanced and not acceptable.

Lucas says farmers and ranchers want to be part of the solution to the fiscal crisis this country faces. He says his committee demonstrated that commitment in passing a comprehensive, balanced farm bill that cut more than 35-billion dollars from all agricultural spending.

Lucas says the House Ag Committee made those reforms in the context of a comprehensive, five-year farm bill that ensured the food and fiber needs of all Americans were met.

According to Lucas - the Senate approach takes away investment in rural America without addressing the hole it will create.

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