Vilsack: New Farm Bill Urgently Needed

As the House of Representatives was rejecting a new farm bill on June 20, USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack was speaking in Lubbock, Texas, explaining why a new farm bill is needed for all Americans, and not just in rural areas. The farm bill "has something for everyone and it’s important to say that in order to be able to encourage, urban and suburban legislators to understand that this is a bill that impacts their constituents just as much as it impacts somebody on a farm or ranch," says Vilsack.