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California Department of Food and Agriculture
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Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462
STATEMENT FROM CDFA SECRETARY KAREN ROSS ON PASSAGE OF THE FARM BILL
CDFA
Release #14-005
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 4, 2014 – CDFA Secretary Karen Ross issued the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s passage of the Farm Bill: 

“The Farm Bill contains crucial support for our farmers, ranchers and rural communities, by providing important drought disaster aid – including livestock feed assistance – and funds for conservation and specialty crop and invasive species management programs. However, this bill is not perfect, as significant cuts to nutrition assistance programs remain.”

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