Farm Bill Also Heads Toward a Deadline

Dec 13, 2012

As fiscal cliff negotiations continue, the Farm Bill is also set to expire at the end of 2012.

As the debate continues about how to avert the so-called fiscal cliff looming at year's end, another law is set to expire at the end of 2012, and requires Congress to act.  The Farm Bill is up for reauthorization, and some are calling for it to be a part of the broader negotiations over spending.  The Senate passed a bill earlier this year which would result in 23 billion dollars in savings, but the House has yet to act.

A lot is at stake for Wisconsin farms such as this one from the fate of the Farm Bill up for renewal by Congress.
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But some have complaints with what was contained in the Senate version to begin with.  Earlier this year, Lake Effect environmental reporter Susan Bence spoke with Margaret Krome, who takes a sustainable view on farming issues. She's a Madison-based public policy expert who works with Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.

WUWM Environmental Reporter Susan Bence sat down with Krome following a talk she gave to the Milwaukee group, Friends of Real Food.  Krome talked about what she thinks should be the bill's priorities.