Is it fair to say you view agriculture funding — based on what you said regarding the Obama administration — as something that … is very close to a locked box?

“I think agriculture is a pillar of the country and we need to do all we can to protect it. It’s a national security issue that we continue to have the ability to not only feed ourselves but the world. We do that in a very good way. We need to continue.

“I think it’s a great success story that we’ve been able to do that. And we need to continue to give our farmers the tools as they go forward. Because of that I’ll be very supportive of a good reauthorization of farm bill as we go forward.”