Farm Bill Pushed Back to Late January

Posted on: January 17th, 2014 by NADO Admin

Farm bill negotiations are moving slower than expected over the issue of farm subsidy limitations.  The four primary negotiators have indicated some progress on reaching a compromise on this issue.  A deal has been made on the dairy market stabilization program, which until recently was a point of contention. The conference committee is likely to consider the full bill in late January or early February.  The 2008 farm bill authorization (P.L. 110-246 (http://www NULL.gpo NULL.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-110publ246/pdf/PLAW-110publ246 NULL.pdf)) expired on September 30, 2013 and Congress may need to pass a temporary extension of the 2008 law to avoid a spike in dairy and food prices in the coming months.  NADO continues to advocate for passage of a new farm bill with a strong Rural Development title.

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