Farm Bill Extension Heading To House Floor
An extension of the 2008 Farm Bill has passed both the House and Senate Agriculture committees and appears headed for a vote. According to NPR the passage would head off milk price increases that would have doubled the cost of a gallon of milk and raised the price of other dairy products as early as next month. However there is still some uncertainty.
A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday afternoon that Republican leaders had not decided how they would proceed on the farm extension. Boehner has pushed back on passage of a new five-year farm bill for months, saying there were not enough votes to bring it to the House floor after the House Agriculture Committee approved it in July.
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