Fiscal Cliff Farm Bill Extension is a Disaster for Farmers

News from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: Fiscal Cliff Farm Bill Extension is a Disaster for Farmers For Immediate Release: January 1 Farm Bill Extension Deal is a Disaster for Farmers The farm bill extension deal reached in negotiations between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden is a disaster for farmers and the American people.  The nine month extension measure was attached to the bigger fiscal cliff bill and passed by the Senate early this morning and is coming up for a vote in the House later today.  Read more... Congress Includes Awful 2008 Farm Bill Extension in Fiscal Cliff Deal On New Year’s Eve, the Senate passed a simple extension of the 2008 Farm Bill through September 30, 2013, as part of a much bigger legislative package to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.  The House approved the Senate bill late on New Year’s Day and President Obama signed it into law on January 2.  Read more...

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