WASHINGTON — Every five years, Congress reassess the Farm Bill — a bill that conserves farmland and supports farmers and ranchers. After reviewing the bill, Congress usually passes legislation that sets national agriculture, nutrition, conservation and forest policy.
Geithner invites GOP counteroffer
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is ready to entertain Republican proposals for spending cuts, but GOP lawmakers must first commit to higher tax rates on the rich and specify what additional spending cuts they want in a deal to avoid the looming “fiscal cliff,” Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said.
MINNEAPOLIS — America’s agriculture industry needs to be patient.
Jennifer Duffy of The Cook Political Report said Tuesday that an overall budget-debt deal needs to happen before Congress can pass new federal farm policy.
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