Johnson Statement on Farm Bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said the following Tuesday regarding his vote on the farm bill:

“Once again, senators were forced to vote on a ‘farm bill’ where nearly 80 percent of the spending was directed to SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program. Eight years into a recovery, with unemployment at historically low levels, 13 percent of the population is still on food stamps. This is a level of participation normally experienced during recessions and high unemployment. I will continue to support Wisconsin’s farm families and fight for their ability to sell their goods at fair prices around the world, but I will not support a ‘farm bill’ in name only that does not include needed reforms to a runaway spending program.”