No. 10 May 16, 2008

FARM BILL CONFERENCE REPORT APPROVED IN HOUSE AND SENATE

To Members of the NASULGC System:
- Board on Agriculture Assembly
- Farm Bill Committee
- Budget and Advocacy Committee
- Council on Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching

As discussed in our last communication, both the House of Representatives and the Senate acted quickly on the conference report to the Farm Bill. The House approved the measure on Wednesday by a vote of 318 to 106 and the Senate followed suit yesterday by a margin of 81 to 15. Both of these margins are greater than the two-thirds needed in each chamber to override a possible Presidential veto.

Links to Vote Tallies
House Roll Call No. 315
Senate Roll Call No. 130

For additional information about the Farm Bill see:
create-21.org/advocacy.htm

The Cornerstone Team