House leaders going to brink with president on farm bill?

Laws, Forrest
March 2008
Southeast Farm Press;3/5/2008, Vol. 35 Issue 7, p5
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the statement of Ed Schafer, new agriculture secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), on the 2002 farm bill extension at the USDA's annual Agricultural Outlook Forum in 2008. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson stated that he would let the 1938 and 1949 Agriculture Acts go into effect rather than extension. He added that he would support short-term extension if Congress and the White House had an agreement and tying up loose ends.


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