Farm Bill II – The Sequel

Randall Weiseman Specialty Crops

Congress is back inWashington following a week-long recess for Memorial Day and the first item on the Senate’s agenda is fixing the Farm Bill. Title Three of the bill, which covers trade, was inadvertently left out of the bill vetoed by President Bush. The veto of the incomplete bill was overridden, making 14 of 15 farm bill titles law. However to make sure the entire bill is enacted, both chambers are expected to pass a new, complete bill and that will be sent to Bush for yet another veto.

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As far as most are concerned, however, the bill is over and done with except for the technicalities and specialty crop growers are celebrating success at finally being considered part of the agriculture industry.

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