Partial Farm Bill Extension…So Now What?


With legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff waiting for a signature from President Obama, Congress has decided to grant a 9-month extension to some farm programs within the 2008 farm bill.  So what’s that mean?


Dale Moore is the Public Policy Deputy Director with the American Farm Bureau Federation.  He told Northern Ag Network on Wednesday that the programs that will be extended are those that were in effect when the ’08 farm bill expired on September 30, 2012.



While those aspects of the 2008 bill will carry through, many programs expired before September 30 and are not included in this extension.



So when are we going to get the new farm bill done?




For more details on this tax legislation, please read “Congress Passes Fiscal Cliff Agreement.”




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Haylie Shipp



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