AGRIBUSINESS: Farm Bill by Thanksgiving?
A farm bill by Thanksgiving?
It seems pretty quick but that’s when House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson says he and other leaders hope to wrap up the bill.
The move to a quick farm bill is due to negotiators and lobbyists concerns that the budget conference committee will take control of the farm bill.
Right now the biggest hold up are food stamp cuts. And with the expiration of the 2009 stimulus package food stamp provisions, the total cuts proposed by the House are around $51 billion while the Senate cuts would be around 15 billion.