Election outcome may spur food safety changes - The Packer

Election outcome may spur food safety changes

11/07/2012 01:33:00 PM
Tom Karst

“If they want to become a majority party again, they are going to have to so something because the demographics aren’t changing,” he said.

Uncertainty about the farm bill and tax issues expected to be considered during the lame duck session were not immediately resolved with the election, industry lobbyists said.

One lobbyist said a divided Congress will be difficult but not impossible to deal with.

“I think the specialty crops industry has learned over the decades to learn to work with both parties,” said Robert Schramm, industry lobbyist and partner with Schramm & Williams in Washington, D.C. “We will continue to work with both parties and succeed.”

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CO  |  November, 08, 2012 at 01:48 PM

Te Farm Bill is so full of past legislative garbage and needs to be eliminated. If there is any future Farm Bill it should just pertain to farmers to insure proper food supply and access to insurance same as any other business, nothing more and nothing less. This bill should not contain items for broadband, energy, housing, welfare, etc. All this promotes is future petty bickering such as now with holding hostage any bill to insure proper food supply vs. food stamps. SNAP should stand alone as needed to better control abuses.

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