Stories tagged with: Bill Huston

February 7, 2014 - 6:41pm
1 year 21 weeks ago

Congress has given its final approval of the five year farm bill and a local farming expert weighs in on the subject.

Executive Director of Muskingum- Morgan Farm Agency, Bill Huston says that the new bill comes with some major changes. Huston says it has altered the way it funds federal food subsidy programs which is around 80 percent of the bill. It also no longer carries certain farming programs.

"One they did away with was the Direct Farm Program Payments there use to be...

September 21, 2012 - 5:51pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

A critical bill for farmers is being postponed.

The farm bill, the centerpiece of U.S. food and agricultural policy is set to expire September 30th. The House confirmed the bill will not be dealt with until after the election.

"What that probably means for us at the local level is they'll probably have an extension of this year's farm bill for one year because even if they pass the new farm bill after November there'd be no way for the rules to get written in time to enact...

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