Posted: Jun 30, 2012 4:11 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Jun 30, 2012 4:11 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's agriculture commissioner is speaking out against a farm bill recently passed by the U.S. Senate.
The News-Star reports that Mike Strain railed against the bill at the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation's annual convention being held in New Orleans this weekend.
"We must find a way to make it more equitable," Strain told the convention Friday. "The South wasn't treated fairly in the Senate version."
He said the bill favored producers in the Midwest and West. He warned that rice farmers would suffer if the bill was passed unchanged.
The Senate passed a version of the farm bill this month and the bill moves to the U.S. House of Representatives next.