New House Agriculture Chair Wants Farm Bill Obama Will Sign

Rep. Lucas Spells Out Goals: Incoming House Ag Chairman Wants a Farm Bill President Obama Would Sign (DTN Progressive Farmer)

by Chris Clayton

EXCERPT: Incoming House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, who takes over the committee gavel next month, said Thursday that regardless of politics, he plans to work to get a farm bill that President Barack Obama would sign before the 2012 presidential election even though a positive bill could help the president’s image in rural America. Lucas, R-Okla., in Washington, D.C., working through the lame-duck session of Congress, said in a phone interview with DTN/The Progressive Farmer that he would put good policy ahead of politics to get a bill completed on time.

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