Farm Bill Extensions Filed with No Fiscal Cliff Resolution

Three farm bill extensions were filed over the weekend in an effort to prevent problems in the ag sector as a result of any fiscal cliff fallout. Meanwhile, ag leaders in Washington are urging Congress to act before milk prices rise and funding to programs is cut.

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack continues to urge Congress to get a farm bill passed to stabilize milk prices and preserve the SNAP program, previously known as food stamps. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.