WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the U.S. Senate moved forward today in general debate on the 2012 Farm Bill, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater sent a letter to all Senators applauding their progress towards completion and laid out a number of concerns regarding amendments up for consideration.
On behalf of its more than 870 member companies, AEM is pleased to see Congress working together to pass a farm bill this year. With hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country directly and indirectly supported by the agriculture manufacturing industry, passing a strong farm bill is vital to our economy and our country.
In his letter to the Senate, Slater warns that several of the amendments being considered when "taken in their totality, would jeopardize the farm bill's value in providing a critical and much needed safety net for our food, fiber, feed and fuel worldwide." To view the full letter and particular amendments of concern, click here or visit www.aem.org.
About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) - www.aem.org
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, D.C.: Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.
SOURCE Association of Equipment Manufacturers