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Farm Bureau's Mary Kay Thatcher Calls Hurry Up Farm Bill Deal "Too Big to Fail"

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 11:34:58 CST

Farm Bureau's Mary Kay Thatcher Calls Hurry Up Farm Bill Deal Many people are keeping an eye on Washington, D.C. right now with regards to the 2012 Farm Bill. Ron Hays talked with Mary Kay Thatcher, Senior Director of Congressional Relations for American Farm Bureau Federation, about her thoughts on the Farm Bill and what changes will be made when it comes to cuts.

Click on the LISTEN bar below to hear the full conversation with Mary Kay Thatcher.

Thatcher says she believes that the agriculture leadership will get something to the Supercommittee and she believes it is at the point that it is too big to fail. Thatcher adds that she thinks it will be a last minute agreement that is sent but it will happen.

When it comes to cuts in programs, Thatcher predicts that direct payments will be gone, along with ACRE and SURE programs. What will be left says Thatcher is crop insurance and marketing loans, which she believes will be relatively unchanged. However, with the idea of coming up with extraordinarily high target prices, Thatcher says it is not the way to go.

Over the years, Thatcher says that farmers ahve been continuously getting their signals from the marketplace and not from the goverment. However, if these high target prices develop in the process, Thatcher says that will begin to turn around.

Thatcher will be traveling to Oklahoma soon and actually to Oklahoma City this Friday to be at the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Convention this weekend.



Ron Hays and Mary Kay Thatcher discuss the 2012 Farm Bill and what to expect in the upcoming weeks
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