PEORIA COUNTY--The 2008 farm bill will expire at the end of September. This has some local farmers worried about the future of their crops.
The 2008 farm bill address many issues, but for farmers the main sticking point of the bill is covering the price and loss of crops. Some farmers are claiming insurance on their crops this year. Without the farm bill farmers would have to go else where to get crop insurance.
Insurance from the farm bill also aids farmers into getting an idea of what to do about the future. Farmers buy fertilizer and seeds a year ahead of time and the farm bill gives them a certainty of choosing those products.
The farm bill is still in the house waiting to be voted on. If no action is taken by September 30th then the farm policy will revert to a law that's similar to a 1949 law.