Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, announced last week that the 2012 Farm Bill will be brought to the Senate floor for consideration. However, just 8 minutes ago, (bless the interweb) articles started appearing that bring into question whether this bill will get passed and signed into law before the September 30th expiration of the current bill. (And Obama thinks he can’t run his whole campaign just by pointing out how obstreperous the Repugnants are being, boy is he wrong.) Go to the links, read it for yourself.
But I do want to thank Senator Stabenow (I have always kind of liked her style even if she is a Democrat) for remembering the little guys when she co-authored this piece of legislation. And for keeping “specialty crops” (as known as fruits and vegetables) on the menu, so to speak.