By Erik Wasson - 08/15/13 06:28 PM EDT
Needham’s comments signal that his group could oppose that effort.
He said that a conference with the Senate is “probably likely to happen” even though he prefers an extension.
He admonished the GOP for failing to get rid of corporate farm subsidies.
Opponents of a one-year farm bill note that an extension would keep the direct-payment program in place. Both the Senate and House farm bills eliminate the program and offer less-costly crop insurance and price-based payments instead.