Thursday 04 October 2012
Will farm Bill see light of day
U.S. farmers need a new agriculture law passed by the end of the month or they may face deeper cuts to programs after the election than are now under consideration, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
Republicans who are calling for steep reductions to the food-stamp program -- differences in the size of proposed cuts are complicating efforts to forge a new law -- are “deflecting your attention on poor folks,” Vilsack said today at a Washington meeting of the National Farmers Union. Their real goals are reducing “your safety net, protecting the Defense Department” and “making sure there is enough left for tax cuts for really wealthy Americans,” he said.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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