FarmPolicy

August 2, 2014

Farm Bill; Agricultural Economy and Trade

Farm Bill Issues

Daniel Looker reported yesterday at Agriculture.com that, “One of the reasons there is still no farm bill to offer to the deficit trimming Super Committee in Congress is that members of the ag committees still haven’t seen a written draft of the bill.

“That’s the view of Roger Johnson, National Farmers Union President, who spoke with Agriculture.com by telephone Thursday from the National Association of Farm Broadcasters conference in Kansas City.

“‘Members aren’t going to vote for something until they see it written, and they shouldn’t,’ Johnson said. Nor would his group, and probably most other farm groups, endorse the legislation without seeing it, he added.”

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