The 2008 Farm Bill expires on September 30th and while Congress is aware of its expiration, National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says leadership has succumbed to political pressure and will leave with unfinished business. As of Monday – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has chosen to cancel all votes in October. Johnson says it is disappointing that leadership has chosen to leave all Americans hanging because of political games – since the farm bill affects 16-million jobs and is the single largest investment in rural America. He says not passing a farm bill now will make it more difficult to get something done after the elections and without a farm bill in place – farmers lose the certainty they need.
Source: NAFB News Service