Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) has turned attention to agriculture in a recent political ad for her re-election campaign. In part, the ad features Michigan producers who highlight her Chairmanship of the Ag Committee.
An update posted on Friday at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) Blog (“Path to the 2012 Farm Bill: Farm Bill Expires on Monday — What Does It Mean and What Happens Now?”) indicated that, “We have been fielding lots of questions in the past few weeks following the congressional meltdown on the new farm bill. This is not surprising, given Congress’ failure to date to either pass a new farm bill or to enact a short-term extension of the existing farm bill before the farm bill expires at midnight, this Sunday, September 30.
“In an attempt to answer the questions we have been getting in a more public way, we are publishing this post in the form of frequently asked questions.” The NSAC update continued with cogent and detailed responses to more than a dozen pertinent questions.