As the fight over the Farm Bill heats back up, Cong. Maloney is now the one
Democrat from NY on the House Ag Committee
The recent farm bill extension was largely a disaster. The one good news is
that it avoided further cuts to the food stamp programs. But otherwise the 9
month extension was all bad news with many critical community food initiatives
Since the fiscal cliff deal was negotiated at the last minute between VP
Biden and Senator Minority Leader McConnel of Kentucky, McConnell dropped the
bill that had been negotiated for two years, really hurt dairy farmers (NY) and
protected southern farmers.
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