Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 6, 2013

Farm Bill still in limbo


“Farmers have been left in limbo the last couple of years because no permanent farm bill has been enacted,” LaCross said. “They don’t know what type of risk management tools are at their disposal and it’s really challenging when it comes to planting decisions.”

Many also expect milk prices to dramatically rise if the Farm Bill isn’t passed.

Rep. Dan Benishek, R-1st District, voted for the House version of the Farm Bill. U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow heads the Senate Committee on Agriculture. She criticized the House vote in a statement, saying the Senate version of the Farm Bill already passed in the Senate by a 66-27 vote.

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has been quoted saying the House will take up the Farm Bill again this month.



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