31 Oct '11, 10pm

Will a ‘Secret Farm Bill’ be passed this week?

Will a ‘Secret Farm Bill’ be passed this week?

Photo: Jeff Cushner Last week, we wrote about the likelihood that the $300 billion 2012 Farm Bill would take shape weeks before 2012 even begins , in the form of a dashed-off bill swept into the larger "super committee"-driven deficit-cutting process. As this week starts, that troubling prognosis remains. In fact, last week, several congressional aides told agriculture trade publication Agweek that lawmakers planned to "work through the weekend to try to complete a Farm Bill proposal for the super committee in charge of deficit reduction by November 1." In other words, by tomorrow. This might explain why the food and farming advocacy site Food Democracy Now sent out an email this morning with the subject line "24 hours to stop the Secret Farm Bill ." The site asked subscribers to call a short list of senators and congressmen and tell them to say "‘No' to the Secret Farm Bi...

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