joe cain en Farm Bill Uncertainty Could Affect Food/Dairy Prices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the U.S. government reopened and a budget crisis averted for now, Congress has shifted it's attention towards the Farm Bill.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The multi-year legislation governs agriculture programs and ranges from regulating food prices and rural development to conservation and nutrition assistance. The bill has caused contention among members over spending cuts, and the past shutdown has only slowed discussion.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Farm Bureau Director of National Affairs Joe Cain said if Congress doesn’t reauthorize crop insurance provisions by the&nbsp;January </span>1<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> deadline, it would cause uncertainty for farming lenders and could result in a rise in food prices.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:45:52 +0000 Rob Canning 35901 at Farm Bill Uncertainty Could Affect Food/Dairy Prices