Farm Bill- Policy Issues
A news release yesterday from the House Agriculture Committee stated that, “Today, Chairman Frank Lucas released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement that enrollment for farm programs for the 2013 crop year begins next month.
“‘I want to commend Secretary Vilsack for today’s announcement that sign-up for farm programs, including direct payments, will begin on February 19th. It is vitally important that our farmers, and lenders alike, know that Congress and the Administration intend to keep the commitment made with the one-year extension of the 2008 farm bill. Short of a five-year bill, this extension provides certainty for the 2013 crop year.’”