Eddie Griffis give a farm bill update from local experts

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Updated: 8/23/2013 8:24 am
September 9 is the day when Congress will reconvene in Washington after their month-long August recess. Eddie Griffis gives us an update from industry experts about what the farm bill will need to look like in order to get approval.

"Visiting with Steve Verett with Plains Cotton Growers this week, also with Tom Sell with Combest, Sell and Associates, talking about farm bill and when we go back to work in September they talked about how critically important it would be to get this farm bill into conference. Technically it's not in conference right now, but Congressional leaders are in there respected areas. They're getting input from their constituents so when they get back it will be time to go to work and hopefully get something put together so that we have a farm bill in place," Griffis said. "The food and nutrition program is definitely at the forefront of that inevitably for anything to go across the President's desk more than likely it's going to have to have the food and nutrition program in there. What cuts are made to that and what it actually looks like is anybody's guess, but September they will be going back to work and hopefully expedite this thing so that by the first of the year we can have a farm bill."

Catch Eddie for more information for the producer and consumer weekdays starting at 1:00 p.m. on AM 950, 100.7 FM.

And if you have a question for Eddie be sure to send it in to AgDay@FOX34.com .
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