Monday, September 06, 2010
Farm Bill and the Elections
Farm Policy today has some discussion of the 2012 farm bill by Chairman Peterson and the Iowa Farm Bureau. Of course, the results of the November elections will have a big impact on the bill. The Republicans may find themselves forced to go against their base to carry out some of their promises. It seems to me the Republicans are usually supportive of farm programs. If cutting expenditures is the platform they win on in 2010, then they can't simply extend farm programs in the next farm bill. We'll see.