Democrats propose farm bill extension

December 2005
Southeast Farm Press;12/7/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 27, p5
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a proposal of a group of U.S. Democratic to extend the 2002 farm bill for another year. Farmers have been facing high energy costs, natural disasters, low commodity prices and cuts in farm programs but with this proposal they will be able to get some relief. The extension would also allow U.S. negotiators to focus on the World Trade Organization Doha Development round negotiation. President George W. Bush has assured that he will reduce farm subsidies. The proposed bill would also extend the commodity title through crop year 2008.


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