Farm Bill "Might" be Discussed at Farm Show

NORFOLK - If the moon and stars align, a University of Nebraska policy expert will discuss the new farm bill during next week’s Northeast Nebraska Farm and Equipment Show.  Dr. Brad Lubben says it is possible that we may have at least the outline of a farm bill to talk about.  "We're looking for a framework of what the final conference committee report may actually look like," said Lubben.  "It's still unclear of how strong a chance that package will have of moving through both the senate and the house, but we finally seem to be at the end game here off what a farm bill will look like."  Lubben says if the conference committee goes with the House version of the farm bill the emphasis will be on price support for commodity programs. If the conference report is more like the Senate version, revenue will be the determining factor for farm program payments. And if no bill is reported out of the committee, Lubben says we will probably be looking at a two-year extension of the current farm program.  Lubben’s presentation will begin at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon in the Chuck M. Pohlman Ag Complex at Northeast Community College.    Show hours are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, and from 9 to 4 on Thursday. There is no admission charge, and several door prizes will be given away. More than 130 exhibitors will be on hand with the latest in agricultural products, services and information.