Thursday, March 13, 2008

Old Farm Bill Extended

With Congress failing to put together a farm bill the administration will sign, the old one was extended:

Congress on Wednesday extended current farm law for another month as talks over new legislation to extend and expand farm and nutrition programs stalled.

Farm-state lawmakers have not yet been able to agree on how to pay for the five-year, $286 billion legislation passed by both chambers last year. The Bush administration has threatened to veto both versions of the bill, saying it is too expensive.

Both the House and Senate pushed the expiration of current farm law, signed by President Bush in 2002, from March 15 to April 18. The law originally expired Sept. 30 and has been repeatedly extended.

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