Farm Bill Issues
Ron Hays reported yesterday at the Oklahoma Farm Report Online that, “The Chairman of the House Ag Committee, Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas, says that money will be a major uphill battle in the writing of the 2012 farm bill, which includes the Commodity title as well as the Conservation title that are of special interest to many farmers and ranchers across the country.”
Mr. Hays spoke with Chairman Lucas at the 2011 National Watershed Conference in Oklahoma City yesterday.
Yesterday’s update added that, “They also talked about the timing of the 2012 farm bill- and Congressman Lucas did indicate that there could be one wildcard in his timing when it comes to writing the new farm bill- a possible budget deal that includes hard and fast cuts that could go along with extending the cap on the federal budget deficit.”
An audio replay of the discussion between Mr. Hays and Chairman Lucas is available here.