Barn Media 8-8-11: An Ag Lobbyist Discusses The Impact of A Deficit Deal on The 2012 Farm Bill | TheFencePost.com

Barn Media 8-8-11: An Ag Lobbyist Discusses The Impact of A Deficit Deal on The 2012 Farm Bill

Brian Allmer

Brian Allmer, Barn Media Podcast Producer

Unlike earlier proposals that cut Farm Bill spending anywhere from 11-billion to 48-billion dollars – the deficit reduction deal does not include any immediate cuts to farm safety net programs. However – the joint congressional committee charged with finding up to 1.5-trillion dollars in additional budget savings by Thanksgiving will have the option of considering cuts to mandatory Farm Bill programs. Ferd Hoefner – Policy Director for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition – says cuts to ag spending and farm programs are almost a given…

Unlike earlier proposals that cut Farm Bill spending anywhere from 11-billion to 48-billion dollars – the deficit reduction deal does not include any immediate cuts to farm safety net programs. However – the joint congressional committee charged with finding up to 1.5-trillion dollars in additional budget savings by Thanksgiving will have the option of considering cuts to mandatory Farm Bill programs. Ferd Hoefner – Policy Director for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition – says cuts to ag spending and farm programs are almost a given…