POSTED: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 6:57pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 6:58pm
Tyler, TX — A decision has been made about the 2008 Farm Bill.
A push for a new bill or to extend it.
The bill was 13 weeks expired and we thought Congress wasn't taking too much action on it, but they did.
The farm bill was extended right before the January 1st deadline.
Reports say, the House and Senate of Agriculture Committees agreed to a one year extension of the 2008 farm bill. With the extension house leaders still haven't made a permanent decision.
Chad Gulley with Texas Agrilife tells KETK, a short-term fix helps but it doesn't give security.
"Agriculture is one of the most important industry we have because if we don't have agriculture we don't eat, we don't have clothes we don't have a roof over our head."
"It's still great that they extended it and it will just help everything," Al Horaney's, AL H. Horaney's, Inc.
"They need to settle on something and pass something that good for everybody and make it a permanent bill," Al Horaney's, AL H. Horaney's, Inc.
"Farmer's rely on these farm bills...I mean they're usually passed every-five years and they last for four to five years," says Chad Gulley, Texas Agrilife.
Reports, nationwide concerns of higher milk prices has motivated some action.
Gulley tells KETK,
"Usually by now... We've has farm bill in place that these farmers can buy their seeds, plants, all kinds of things that they can do," says Chad Gulley, Texas Agrilife.
"Without these programs to help off-set these drought conditions you're going to see food prices go through the roof, and the economy is already tough as it is, so people have to pay higher food prices is going to be tough," says Chad Gulley, Texas Agrilife.