Spending Fight: Agriculture - November 13, 2013

Compromise is rare and what is needed to pass farm legislation

The farm bill conference committee held its first meeting on Oct. 30, beginning what I hope are the final steps to a process that began nearly four years ago, when I chaired the House Agriculture Committee.

Bill can be part of budget solution

Farmers and ranchers across the country might seem a world apart from lawmakers in Washington, but they share a common challenge: How do you stretch a limited supply of resources to meet an ever-growing demand?