Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Tom Vilsack
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture 

Looking Ahead

 


In recent days, Congressional leaders came together with an agreement to provide middle class tax relief and extend protection for two million unemployed Americans.

This agreement provides some relief for all of us who are frustrated with the gridlock that often dominates Washington.

It is also good news for the 98 percent of American families and 97 percent of small businesses who were protected from a tax increase.

At the same time, I am disappointed that Congress was unable to pass a multi-year Food, Farm and Jobs Bill.

Congress did extend some 2008 Farm Bill programs that will prevent...



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