23-11-2012 08:30 AM | USA

One way to pass farm bill: Attach it to fiscal cliff

The most realistic avenue to getting members of Congress to act on the urgency of a new farm bill before U.S. shoppers begin to find products like milk on supermarket shelves at ludicrous prices, some experts say, is to bundle it with the one thing on everyone's mind as the year comes to an end: the so-called "fiscal cliff."

Since Oct. 1, when the 2008 agriculture law expired with the House and Senate unable to agree on an extension, U.S. farm rules have technically been operating under a 1949 "permanent" law.
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