Rep.Lucas Plans Farm Bill Hearings
Washington--Representative Frank Lucas (R-Okla; the next chairman of the House Agriculture Committee plans to hold hearings “looking at how every penny is spent” in anticipation of writing a farm bill in 2012 to replace the current $288 billion, five-year plan.
“The federal budget is still going to be tighter than anything we’ve seen in my 20 years up here,” Lucas said. “It’s going to (take) some tough decisions,” Lucas said. “When we have to write a farm bill, we’re going to have to write it with the money that will be available to us. Who knows what it will be. But I’m almost certain it won’t be as much as the last farm bill.”