AG POLICY NEWS
Farm Bill Extension a Backup
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Tue Nov 27, 2012 09:55 AM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas said Monday that he still favors passing a new farm bill before the end of the year, but is preparing a "backup plan" involving an extension.

Meanwhile, congressional aides and farm lobbyists said that writing and assembling the votes to extend the 2008 farm bill during the lame duck session may prove at least as difficult as finishing a new farm bill before Congress leaves town in mid-December.

"My goal remains to reauthorize a full five-year farm bill by the end of the calendar year," Lucas, a Republican from Oklahoma, told ...

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