Senator Charles Grassley is anxious to work out details of the farm bill so that it can be considered by the so-called Super Committee. In a conference call Tuesday, Grassley explained that delays may mean more cuts in farm programs or no farm program at all.
“We would also expect, since we came up with a figure that leadership of the House, at $23 billion, says that they can live with, we better take it and be satisfied with it, or maybe end up being a lot worse next year,” said Grassley, during the call with reporters.
Grassley says that if the Super Committee has nothing by November 1, it’s up to that committee to write farm legislation. If that’s the case, Grassley fears the result, because Max Baucus is the only Senate Ag Committee member on the Super Committee.