Minnesota Congressman Brad Finstad

Minnesota Congressman Brad Finstad and 60 other Republicans are calling on new House Speaker Mike Johnson to push for swift passage of a new Farm Bill. Minnesota Representatives Pete Stauber and Michelle Fischbach were co-signers of a letter to Speaker Johnson.

The GOP lawmakers say they’re committed to passing a bill that supports rural America and includes a strong farm safety net and crop insurance program.

Democrats claim the Republican majority in the House wants to cut 50 billion dollars in funding for nutrition and conservation programs.