National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement amid reports that Congress may consider an extension of the 2008 Farm Bill. The 2008 Farm Bill expired on Sept. 30:
“With the current legislative session quickly coming to a close, it is imperative now, more than ever, that Congress act during their lame duck session before substantial harm is done to our farmers, ranchers and all Americans, who depend on a stable farm economy, a healthy environment and access to affordable nutrition programs.
“Merely extending the current law may well be more difficult than passing a new five-year bill. A short-term extension would reveal a litany of problems that will not be easily fixed when a new farm bill eventually is signed into law.Read the full article and discuss it »