|Farm Bill, Drought Relief Both Fail As Congress Starts Recess|
|Tuesday, 14 August 2012 13:53|
RTT News – August 3, 2012
Congress took a half-step toward drought relief for U.S. farmers on Thursday before finally failing on the issue on the eve of a five-week recess. The House of Representatives passed an emergency drought-relief bill for the country - and particularly the hard-hit states of the Midwest - but the Senate declined to take up the bill until it is considered as part of the overall federal farm bill in September. For full story, click here.