After months of negotiations, a deal has finally been reached for the Farm Bill.
The extension came late Sunday night, taking price uncertainties off of crops and commodities like milk. Had an agreement not been reached, the 1949 Agricultural Act would have gone back into effect, causing the price of milk to almost double to $7 a gallon.
However, the bill doesn't only affect the price of milk. It also impacts food nutrition programs like food stamps.
"It's important to realize that the Farm Bill is about 80 percent of programs that benefit the consumers, rather than farmers that make up 20 percent," Earl Williams, president of the Winnebago-Boone Farm Bureau said.
Farmers are currently working to develop a 2013 bill that would be appropriate for modern agriculture.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WREX. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Trista Truesdale at (815) 335-7856. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.