wheeling and dealing over the fiscal cliff could mean that other legislation
like the farm bill will be put on the back burner.
representative Kristi Noem says the farm bill remains her top priority.
leadership in the house would like to take action on the bill, but it faces
could get caught up in fiscal cliff negotiation because it achieves more than $35
billion in savings.
point it looks like the bill is heading for an extension.
extension is on the table, it must include livestock disaster programs. The
most important thing is providing our farmers and our ranchers certainty on
farm policy as they begin making spring planting decisions," said Noem.
she is fighting against a clause in the farm bill on the death tax.
It affects 71 percent of farmers in the state.