2012 Farm Bill
It affects everything we eat, yet it isn’t getting much attention. Reauthorization of the 2012 Farm Bill passed a Senate committee with bipartisan support. It awaits a full Senate vote, a House bill and conference before reaching President Barack Obama’s desk. The Senate proposal, known as the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act, eliminates $23 billion in spending. But not everyone is happy. Critics say it should do more to address environmental and nutritional concerns. Diane speaks with Senator Debbie Stabenow, chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Congressman Michael Conaway, chair of the House Agriculture General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee, and a panel of experts about the changes ahead in U.S. agricultural policy.
Vice President for Government Affairs, Environmental Working Group; former vice president, the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
Democratic Senator from Michigan, Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee
Republican representative of Texas' 11th district, and chair of the House Agriculture General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee.
founder and executive editor of The Hagstrom Report and columnist, National Journal
Vice President of Government Relations, National Farmers Union