Congressman Neugebauer Proposes Extension on Farm Bill - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/15/07

Congressman Neugebauer Proposes Extension on Farm Bill

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Congressman Randy Neugebauer is proposing a one-year extension of the current farm bill.

He announced his intentions along with Congressmen Mac Thornberry and Mike Conaway during a phone conference Thursday. Neugebauer says, "Our ultimate goal, the three of us, is to get good farm bill for the people of the 19th district and to determine what are some better strategies to get this done. We need a good farm bill and we need it quickly."

Congressman Neugebauer said the extension would allow farmers to go ahead and get their 2008 crops in the ground until a permanent plan can be passed. Right now, the farm bill is stalled in the senate and is expected to be post-poned until 2009 if the senate can't reach an agreement soon.

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