"Unfortunately, we have reached the point where Congress is falling down on the job of addressing the nation's needs – including your needs as the producers of our nation's bounty," Bob Stallman told farmers and ranchers gathered in San Antonio for the opening session of the 95th annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). Stallman is serving his seventh term as AFBF president.
He cited three crucial issues Congress has started on, but failed to finish -- the farm bill, reliable water transportation and agricultural labor reform.
"Members of Congress, the president and his appointees don't work for the government, they work for you. You promote some, fire a few, but you must hold all of them accountable. Your wisdom and voice are needed."
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