Johanns Says They're Running Out of Time on Farm Bill
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
Congress will soon head back home for
summer recess but there are still plenty of agenda items left unfinished
including the farm bill.
Senator Mike Johanns said that last
week the senate revised the House version of the farm bill to align with the
current senate version.
This new version will allow a
conference committee to begin working through the differences and come up with
one comprehensive bill but so far no committee has been organized.
Senator Johanns says they're running
out of time.
"Fortunately, this year's fall harvest
will be covered under the last farm bill, but we will face what's often
referred to as a dairy cliff come January, and the farmers planting wheat this
fall will need reauthorized risk management tools," he said.