For those of you following the Farm Bill theatrics, Representative and Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Frank Lucas issued a statement yesterday regarding the status of the bill. Remember, the Farm Bill is set to expire at the end of the year.
“We have made great progress on the farm bill and continue to have productive meetings. There are still some outstanding issues that we are addressing. I am confident we’ll work through them and finish a farm bill in January. Concurrent with our ongoing discussions this week, I will file legislation to extend the current farm bill through January to allow us to finish our work without the threat that permanent law will be implemented. Having this option on the table is the responsible thing to do in light of our tight deadline.”
So, it looks like we won’t have a Farm Bill by the end of the year. If we’re lucky (sorta) we’ll have an extension.