Home / News / Policy news / Senate readies 1-year farm bill extension

Senate readies 1-year farm bill extension

Agriculture.com Staff 12/28/2012 @ 3:01pm

Hopes for a longer-term farm policy solution have all but vanished in Washington, D.C.

Now, it appears as 2012 nears its end -- and the federal government nears the "fiscal cliff" -- farm lawmakers are poised to pass a one-year extension of the current farm bill that expired on October 1.

A report in On The Money, a Finance & Economy Blog at Thehill.com, shows Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow, a Michigan Democrat, told reporters Friday she's readying a one-year extension after efforts to pass a full five-year bill fell short. The extension won't replace a larger legislative package, though, as Stabenow said Friday that she'd "wait until the very last opportunity to pass a full farm bill," according to a blog post by Thehill.com correspondent Erik Wasson.

CancelPost Comment
MORE FROM AGRICULTURE.COM STAFF more +

A Bare-Bones Beginning By: 04/08/2014 @ 1:12pm After meeting as college freshmen a decade ago, Jay and Krista Reiser soon found they shared a…

USDA’s Corn Acreage Figure Likely Too Low… By: 04/07/2014 @ 8:36am The nation’s farmers may wind up planting nearly 2 million additional acres to corn than the…

Favorable Summer, Record Crops Ahead By: 04/03/2014 @ 9:00pm Midwest farmers, emerging from one of the coldest winters on record, can look forward to a “very…

MEDIA CENTERmore +
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Waiting For the Planting Window