Farm Bill Has Farmers Facing Uncertain Times
The Pennsylvania farm show is a chance for farmers to show off their products. But, while the event is great for their business the recently expired Farm Bill isn’t far from their minds. The bill, which was extended by congress in December until September, does a number of things for Dairy Farmers. It gives them stability, and would allow them to avoid the “ Dairy Cliff”.
“ It lets us know that certain programs are available to us to subsidize our income when the markets are crazy and up and down. It`s just a sense of security, when it was not going to happen milk was supposed to go through the roof,” says Jason Nailor, Dairy Farmer
While this nine month extension gives them some relief, the farmers we spoke with say it leaves them feeling uncertain. Some other farmers FOX43 spoke with also say that it’s not just saving this bill that’s important but re-framing it all together to meet their needs in today’s tough economy.