Rep. Kristi Noem today spoke on the House floor about the devastating snow storm that recently hit western South Dakota. Noem used her speech to highlight the need for Congress to complete work on a five-year Farm Bill.
Congresswoman Kristi Noem: “Our lack of a comprehensive Farm Bill leaves these ranchers without the protection of a livestock disaster program to blunt some of the loss. I fought hard to include livestock disaster programs in our Farm Bill that would cover these producers retroactively. It is time we finish our work and go to conference. When producers could lose their livelihood, we need that safety net to help mitigate these damages. Getting the Farm Bill done could give those in western South Dakota more certainty during this time.”