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Farm Bill Process Proves Challenging But Not All is Lost

Tue, 13 Dec 2011 10:12:52 CST

Farm Bill Process Proves Challenging But Not All is Lost Tom Sell has had a lot of experience with the Farm Bill and agricultural policy process over the years. Currently with Combest, Sell and Associates, Sell has also worked with the former Chairman of the House Ag Committee, Larry Combest, on the 2002 Farm Bill and also served as his Chief of Staff.

We talked with Tom Sell about the current Farm Bill process and what we can expect from Washington, D.C. in the upcoming months regarding the ag policy. Click on the LISTEN bar below to hear Ron Hays and Sell's conversation on these issues and more.

Sell says that agricultural policy is always difficult to pass and Chairman Frank Lucas has a very difficult proposition in sheparding a bill that is going to be good for producers through the House of Representatives. However, Sell adds that Chairman Lucas has done an excellent job in dealing with the process of the Super Committee, which ultimately wasn't a process chosen by Chairman Lucas or Senator Debbie Stabenow.

As we move forward in the Farm Bill process, Sell says that he expects a new round of hearings to begin to look at what has been done already and to see what could be improved. While the dynamics are the same, Sell also says that the committee is going to keep developing.

As far as a timeline of the next Farm Bill, Sell says that there is a push to get a new Farm Bill established because if it is not done before the other expires, the law automatically reverts to the 1949 law, which he says no one wants to see happen. If the new Farm Bill is not completed by then, Sell says an extension will have to be considered.

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Ron Hays and Tom Sell discuss the process of the next Farm Bill
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