OSCEOLA COUNTY — As members of a U.S. House-Senate conference committee prepare to meet for the first time Wednesday to discuss the Farm Bill, members of Michigan’s farm community have a simple message: Just get it done.
“(Our) No. 1 focus is to see that we have a farm bill before the end of the year,” said Ryan Findlay, National Legislative Counsel for the Michigan Farm Bureau. “Making sure we have all (the Farm Bill’s) programs in place heading into 2014 is important because businesses and farmers don’t like uncertainty. (Not having a Farm Bill) really hurts when they go into planning session.”