Farm Bill Possible Yet This Year

There is some indication that a new farm bill could be voted on by Congress before the upcoming Presidential election. House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas is waiting on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s committee to complete its agricultural budget for 2013.

Farm state lawmakers would like to have a new farm bill this year, to avoid deeper cuts to farm programs. It is feared that during a lame-duck session a grand deficit bargain could be negotiated and agriculture could lose. 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.