National Sorghum Producers Chairman Terry Swanson, a sorghum farmer from southeast Colorado, said: “National Sorghum Producers is proud of the hard work and leadership put forth by Chairman Frank Lucas, Ranking Member Collin Peterson and their staff in putting forth a fair and equitable bill. We are disappointed the House was unable to come to an agreement resulting in its passage, but NSP will continue to work with leadership to eventually pass a five-year farm bill."

The Dairy Farmers of America called the defeat “a blow to dairy. Despite the agriculture community’s best effort, with a vote of 195–234 the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass a farm bill.”

The dairy industry had already taken one blow when the Goodlatte-Scott amendment, authored by former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, stripped the Dairy Market Stabilization Program from the underlying bill.

“Regardless of the loss on Goodlatte-Scott, Dairy Farmers of America remained supportive of final passage of the farm bill to keep the momentum going on a bill that is vital to so many aspects of the American agriculture sector,” said John Wilson, senior vice president. “Farm families across the nation rely on the provisions in the farm bill, and that they will continue to operate under outdated and inadequate policies is truly disappointing.”