Ag Secretary Concerned about Failure to Pass Farm Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Some have blamed the failure of the House to take a vote on the version of the farm bill passed out of the Ag committee on a desire to make further cuts in food assistance programs. But Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack tells WJAG NEWS the problem is a desire among some in the House to make further cuts in farm safety nets. Vilsack says an informal count showed more than the 218 votes needed to pass the farm bill in the House, but the measure was never brought to the floor for discussion or a vote.