Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst made the following statement upon the U.S. House of Representatives’ failure to pass the Farm Bill:

“Today’s farm bill defeat in the House of Representatives is disappointing to Missouri farmers. Farming is unpredictable, and the huge costs of doing business can be lost in a single storm or lack thereof. The farm bill has helped farmers manage these risks for decades so we can survive the bad years and continue to feed, clothe and fuel the world.

“With crop and livestock prices entering their fifth consecutive year of low prices, farmers need a full five-year farm bill that will provide more certainty, not a one-year patch that further destabilizes the industry. We need a full five-year farm bill now more than ever.”