President to sign the Farm Bill today

The agriculture industry has been waiting for years for this day.  And now, House Ag Committee Chairman Frank Lucas says he is one step closer to breathing a sigh of relief.

After several years of deliberations, multiple extensions, and countless hours of work, President Obama is scheduled to sign the Agriculture Act of 2014 at Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow’s alma mater, Michigan State University later today.

Chairman Lucas says this has been a long time coming.  “I’ve told my committee members I feel much better now that it’s passed the House, it’s passed the Senate, and the President has signaled he’ll sign it,” he says.  “When you consider how much effort it took to get here and when you consider how difficult this process has been, I’m not sure I will sleep with both eyes closed until the dry ink copy of the bill gets to the National Archives for filing.”

Which, he says, will happen sometime next week.

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