Sen. McConnell talks farm bill at Kentucky Farm Bureau meeting

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by WHAS11

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Posted on December 8, 2013 at 2:04 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Senator Mitch McConnell returned to Louisville for the Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.

McConnell says he hopes to someday support a 5-year farm bill but he takes issue with the fact that its become what he calls a “food stamp bill.”

Today, McConnell said SNAP benefits have overtaken the farm bill diminishing actual farm policy.

He says House Republicans are negotiating with Senate Democrats on the bill in order to reach a compromise that would support more agricultural production.

He also spoke on a range of other topics from the tobacco buyout program to the federal healthcare overhaul.

Kentucky Farm Bureau members also elected new officers at Saturday’s meeting.

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