Ag in the AM: Boehner Says No Farm Bill Before Elections
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner has officially declared the Farm Bill dead until after the elections.
The Republican House Speaker says he does not believe he has the votes right now to pass either a short-term extension or a more comprehensive five-year measure.
Boehner says lawmakers are split with some seeking more cost-saving reductions and others saying the bill already goes too far.
The Farm Bill expires at the end of the month.
The lack of action won’t impact farmers this year as much as it will next year.
The Senate already passed a bi-partisan 969-billion dollar bill.
Several House members say that’s too much money for the five year plan.