The prospects for agreement on a new farm bill perked up last week even as the House of Representatives passed a one-month extension of the current farm policy to ward off fears of dairy price increases on Jan. 1.
“Unfortunately, we’re going to talk about a 2014 farm bill instead of a 2012 or 2013, but I’m still very optimistic we’ll finish this by January,” said American Farm Bureau farm bill specialist Mary Kay Thatcher.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said dairy price concerns were a...
House Extends Farm Bill, Hopes Rise for January
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