Senator Klobuchar says safety net for farmers important


Because of the deadlines that lawmakers are trying to meet under the Super Committee process, many details of the new farm bill have been negotiated behind the scenes. Some farm spending critics have used this as an opportunity to argue that billions of dollars in taxpayer spending is not being debated or scrutinized in the usual process for writing a farm bill. We asked Amy Klobuchar at the 2012 Farm Bill: Issues and Challenges conference if she is concerned about government involvement in an agricultural safety net over the longer term.