FARM LIFE NEWS
A Change in Course
Gregg Hillyer Progressive Farmer Editor-in-Chief
Tue Jul 30, 2013 01:14 PM CDT

The lazy, hazy days of summer have arrived, but it’s more than rising temperatures that have many farmers and ranchers in a cold sweat. Recent events could dramatically change your financial outlook, fueling even more volatility and potential calamity throughout the ag industry:

• Congress has yet to pass a new farm bill. Lawmakers are under pressure to show fiscal responsibility and reform the package of legislation that includes the nation’s ag policy and food stamp program. Critics complain the farm bill is antiquated and loaded with expensive programs and subsidies, prompting talk on Capitol Hill to separate the legislation ...

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