There’s nothing like a hard deadline to get Congress moving, says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

“I think Congress is able to act very quickly when there’s a will and a way,” said Vilsack during a conference call Thursday (November 21). “But I also think that Congress acts best and acts most expeditiously when there are timelines…

“We’ve been trying to underscore the importance of getting the message to the countryside that we’re going to get a farm bill done this year. Why is the timing important?

 

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