Congresswoman Jackie Walorski was joined by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas in a roundtable discussion hosted in Knox today. The pair met with Hoosier farmers to address important issues facing the agriculture industry, providing a legislative update on the farm bill. The roundtable was held by Starke County Farm Bureau President Brad Lawrence at LTL Farms, giving Lucas and Walorski a chance to listen to questions and concerns from members of the Indiana Farm Bureau and local farmers.
Walorski said it was a pleasure to sit down with Chairman Lucas and local farmers and producers, continuing their grassroots efforts to stay connected with the Hoosier agriculture community.
Elizabeth Guyton, communications director for Walorski, said participants in the discussion reaffirmed the need for a comprehensive farm bill and emphasized their desire to repeal “overly burdensome” EPA regulations.
Lucas said he was pleased to join Walorski in the event to discuss important issues facing farmers and rural communities, and said she understands the importance of agriculture to the Hoosier state and the nation’s economy.
The House passed a farm bill in June to strengthen crop insurance, provide regulatory relief to small businesses, and enact commonsense reforms to agriculture policy. As the next step toward becoming law, the bill must go to conference between the House and Senate and be sent to the President’s desk.