So the Farm Bill has expired as of midnight 9/30/12. And the world did not end.
I discuss what is really important to commercial production agriculture and what is fluff.
I talk about what progressive liberals want in a farm bill and what tea party conservatives do not want in a farm bill.
I look at how in the past “compromises” have always led to less for commercial production agriculture.
Farm groups need to answer why they were pushing for something that was never going to happen. Big disservice to their farmer members.
They also wasted “political capital” on this wishing for something.
Why are farm groups so eager to help democrats. Is it because many of the farm group staffers are really closet liberals???
The Republican House conference is really divided on what they want or do not want in a farm bill.
It is not 1986 and Farm Aid concerts are just starting.
Farmers have more important things than a farm bill to worry about right now. Strong commodity prices lessen the need for farm legislation.
I am really wound up on this topic.