Darren Soto is all hat, no cattle

May 24, 2024

Last night, the House Agriculture Committee passed a Farm Bill that will empower Florida farmers and feed American families. Shamefully, Darren Soto put politics over producers.

What’s the beef? Soto is following orders from his party bosses from behind closed doors instead of listening to hardworking farmers in his district.

Not bringing home the bacon: Soto voted against lots of provisions in this Farm Bill. Provisions like:

  • Increasing Statutory Reference Price for commodities to help American farmers and producers keep up with rising costs.
  • Enhancing disaster assistance programs and increasing eligibility for coverage.
  • Holding China accountable by increasing cooperation between USDA and CFIUS to ensure foreign enemies cannot purchase American farmland.
  • Reauthorizing nutrition programs to feed lower income families and children.
  • Maintaining and boosting popular bipartisan conservation programs.

“Darren Soto is all hat and no cattle when it comes to sticking up for Florida. Farmers and families can’t put all their eggs in Soto’s basket and expect him to come through for them. Soto will be answering for this shameful partisan vote ‘til the cows come home this November.” – NRCC Spokeswoman Delanie Bomar