The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee again accused Agriculture Secretary Clayton Yeutter of trying to kill the 1990 farm bill with his suggestion that further work be delayed until Congress and the White House have completed budget negotiations.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., repeated his charge that Mr. Yeutter was trying to delay passage of the bill so the administration could write U.S. farm policy in Geneva. International negotiators are currently engaged in talks there aimed at reducing farm subsidies around the world.''The administration is hiding behind the budget and trying to kill the farm bill," Sen. Leahy said in a statement. "Since the budget summit may takes months to complete, the administration's proposal set the stage for a one-year farm bill extension, so that American farm policy would be written in Geneva."