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Farm Bill to Expire, Won’t Affect Crop Insurance

The current Farm Bill will expire on September 30, as Congress was not able to pass a new authorization. This will not affect the federal crop insurance program because crop insurance is authorized by the Federal Crop Insurance Act...
September 28, 2012

The current Farm Bill will expire on September 30, as Congress was not able to pass a new authorization. This will not affect the federal crop insurance program because crop insurance is authorized by the Federal Crop Insurance Act.

The crop insurance program can be modified by the Farm Bill, which is why there is significant talk connecting the two issues. When the Farm Bill expires, crop insurance continues as is.

We haven’t heard the end of the Farm Bill, though. A partisan issue over funding for food stamps was a big reason politicians couldn't reach an agreement. With a contentious election behind them, Congress could revisit this issue later this issue during the lame duck session.

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