Ag in the AM: Lawmakers Head Home Without Farm Bill Action

Posted on: 7:30 am, August 3, 2012, by

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. House is going home without taking action on the 2012 Farm Bill.

The House did approve a scaled-down $383-million dollar package to help livestock farmers with losses and feed costs due to the drought. That passed along party lines in the Republican-controlled House.

The bill didn’t got far.

The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate decided not to consider the bill before it took its break for the month.

It comes down to Republicans pushing for an immediate drought-related bill and Democrats pushing for a broader Farm Bill approval.

Lawmakers head back to Congress next month.

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