It's a heated debate in the House of Representatives on what should be done about the farm bill. The longer lawmakers wait until the September deadline, the more its impacting farmers here in the Tri-States and if something is not done soon, you could feel the impact too.
"I look on the computer everyday and listen to Agro talk everyday on the radio," he said.
The wait is making him and other farmers uneasy.
"We deal with all kinds of uncertainty in farming from the weather to the prices to the cost of our input, so we can't control those. But a little bit of certainty in the farm bill helps in long range planning," Pinson said.
University of Missouri Extension Agriculture business specialist Karisha Devlin said if Congress fails to act, it will first hit farmers, but consumers will also feel the impact.
"Most people are consumers. You buy your groceries at the grocery store and so some of the impacts in the farm bill can be felt at the grocery store and the products that you consume," she said.
Devlin said without a farm bill, prices could skyrocket.
"They say the price of milk will quadruple, go up quite significantly," she said.
As for Pinson, he hopes Congress will keep working toward a compromise so farmers aren't left without a safety net.
"But at least if they would pass something, we can get on to that step and find something that the house and senate would pass," Pinson said.
The House of Representatives will take a week off for the 4th of July next week and come back to work on a modified farm bill before the September 30th deadline.
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