What Are You Hoping to See in the 2013 Farm Bill…
If there ever is a 2013 Farm Bill!?
If you’re reading this on September 30, 2013, it seems fairly safe to say: “The Farm Bill expires tomorrow.” Or, to be precise, the current extension of the Farm Bill expires tomorrow.
Technically, we should have had a new bill in 2012. But, when efforts on the 2012 Farm Bill failed, Congress passed a one-year extension, which kept parts of the bill intact, and left some programs in the lurch. Now fall 2013 and still no Farm Bill, and the extension is about to expire.
What does this mean?
It means you’ve had plenty of time to think about the Farm Bill! So, what are you hoping to see, or not see, in the 2013 Farm Bill, if there ever is one? Have you been following the politics of the bill? How does the bill impact you, your family, and your community? Are you familiar with the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act?
Let us know what you think in the comments section, or on facebook.