Senator Kent Conrad voices his concern over the farm bill(WDAY TV) -- An outgoing U.S. Senator is voicing his concern over the farm bill not getting through Congress.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
(WDAY TV) -- An outgoing U.S. Senator is voicing his concern over the farm bill not getting through Congress.
That from Senator Kent Conrad, talking about the approaching session. Work on the bill will continue after the election. Last session, the Senate passed a version of the bill, but the House never got to vote on its version.
Conrad says there was bipartisan progress on a farm bill, but says those on the far right will have more leverage in this lame duck session.
Conrad says, "i'm very worried that they will come back to us and say, "we want more. We want even more cuts, more savings." And that would put things like crop insurance, that are so important to North Dakota, at jeopardy."
The Farm Bill expired September 30th.