Time is Running Out for Farmers and a New Farm Bill
The Farm Bill programs is due to expire September 30. Farmers across the countryside are demanding action from lawmakers. With Congress deeply divided and the election year politics looming, it appears unlikely that a bill passage will take place by September 30th. "We are pushing Congress to get it done in September," said Dana Peterson, chief executive officer of the National Association of Wheat Growers. "But the likelihood of that is pretty slim. The likelihood before the election (in November) is pretty slim."