McConnell advocates farm bill in Louisville - WDRB 41 Louisville News

McConnell advocates farm bill in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Senator Mitch McConnell attended a packed meeting of the Kentucky Farm Bureau held in Louisville.

The group was in town to elect new officers when Pulaski County farmer Mark Haney was re-elected to serve as president. 

McConnell spoke during today's concluding event, telling the crowd he agrees with farmers on most issues, including passing a Farm Bill. 

"The challenge has been in the Senate version is basically a food stamp bill;" McConnell says "and we've had dramatic increases than the situation warrants and that has made it hard to get it through the house.  We do need a five year Farm Bill but it's going to be a challenge to get it passed."

McConnell also says he's worked hard to cap spending at the national level with several bills. 

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