Time is running out for Congress to complete a farm bill before the end of the year. Conferees are even arguing over whether or not to extend the legislation into January of 2014 to have enough time to complete their work. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke is frustrated with lawmakers. He says they ran out of time because they didn’t get their work done.
House Ag Chair Frank Lucas has been working to get the farm bill extended into 2014 while another conferee, Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow says she won’t support an extension of any kind. Sombke says extending the bill isn’t the answer and will just create more problems.
The House is scheduled to adjourn for the year on Friday.