Wednesday, September 21, 2011
New Farm Bill
Farm Policy has some discussion of a new farm bill from which I gather different commodity groups may head in different direction as they try to cope with budget pressures. On the other hand, if the super-committee writes the farm bill instead of the Ag committees, it will be logistically easier to just modify current legislation. And that would be easier for FSA to implement, rather than a return to the old days with each crop (grouping) having its own program. It will be an interesting study in interest group legislation.