farm bill extension http://kbia.org en Farm bill expiration leaves farmers guessing http://kbia.org/post/farm-bill-expiration-leaves-farmers-guessing <div id="lead"><p>Farmers are working without a farm bill after a nine-month extension on the last one expired Sept. 30.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:14:20 +0000 Amy Mayer 41379 at http://kbia.org Farm bill expiration leaves farmers guessing Farm Bill hits the Senate floor for debate http://kbia.org/post/farm-bill-hits-senate-floor-debate <p>The future of crop insurance and conservation programs for the Midwest is up for debate in Washington, as the farm bill reaches the floor of the Senate. The agriculture committees of both the Senate and the House passed new five-year bills last week and legislation is expected to make its way to the House floor soon.</p><p>The overarching theme this year is spending cuts—as with most federal programs. But how the two bodies trim down the farm bill differs. Nutrition programs will lose the most, with the House cutting more than the Senate.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 21:44:16 +0000 Amy Mayer 34070 at http://kbia.org For dairy and organic farmers, Farm Bill extension not much help http://kbia.org/post/dairy-and-organic-farmers-farm-bill-extension-not-much-help <p></p><p>Farmers and ranchers across the country expected to start the New Year with a new farm bill, the all-important legislation setting agricultural policy for the next five years.</p><p>As House and Senate negotiators worked feverishly at the turn of the year to come to a fiscal cliff deal, word leaked that the Agriculture Committees had finally come to an agreement on a long-awaited new farm bill. But the final fiscal cliff deal ditched new legislation and merely extended parts of the bill that expired in October. Jeremy Bernfeld reports the extension left many farmers frustrated.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:08:31 +0000 Kristofor Husted 27736 at http://kbia.org For dairy and organic farmers, Farm Bill extension not much help What if Congress doesn't pass a farm bill? http://kbia.org/post/what-if-congress-doesnt-pass-farm-bill <p>Roy Pralle is an 85-year-old retired farmer from Latimer, Iowa. He spends most afternoons playing cribbage with other retired farmers at Dudley&#39;s Corner, a diner attached to a gas station in north-central Iowa. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:54:10 +0000 Clay Masters 19489 at http://kbia.org What if Congress doesn't pass a farm bill?