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FARM BILL: Congress Votes For Extension

Posted on: 6:41 pm, January 2, 2013, by

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After weeks of back and forth lawmakers finally passed a bill to keep the nation from heading over the fiscal cliff and with it, they included an extension of the current farm bill.

The farm bill expired at the end of September, this one year extension means the current rules will remain in place through September 30, 2013.

It includes funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps, and dairy product price support, which stabilizes milk prices.

The decision to by-pass creating a new farm bill means the new congress that will be sworn in Thursday will be tasked with developing a new five-year bill.