FarmPolicy

November 24, 2014

Chairman Lucas Addresses Farm Bill on House Floor Thursday

Categories: Farm Bill

On Thursday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R., Okla.) addressed issues associated with the Farm Bill on the House floor.

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USDA Economist Says Higher Food Prices In 2013

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Dec 21- “A USDA economist says Americans will be paying more at the grocery store in 2013.”

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Farm Bill; and, Budget Issues

Categories: Budget /Farm Bill

Farm Bill Issues

Ron Nixon reported in today’s New York Times that, “Forget the fiscal crisis and the automatic budget cuts. Come Jan. 1, there is a threat that milk prices could rise to $6 to $8 a gallon if Congress does not pass a new farm bill that amends farm policy dating back to the Truman presidency.

“Lost in the political standoff between the Obama administration and Congressional Republicans over the budget is a virtually forgotten impasse over a farm bill that covers billions of dollars in agriculture programs. Without last-minute Congressional action, the government would have to follow an antiquated 1949 farm law that would force Washington to buy milk at wildly inflated prices, creating higher prices in the dairy case. Milk now costs an average of $3.65 a gallon.”

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