Law makers on Capitol Hill are hard at work trying to write a 2012 Farm bill both parties can agree on.
Senator John Hoeven is optimistic a farm bill will be passed before the fall deadline.
Hoeven says an extension is possible.
But he says with so many producers enduring natural disasters nationwide, the bill that the Senate passed that includes 23 billion dollars in cuts, needs to be passed so our producers have protection they can count on.
(Senator John Hoeven / ND (R)) "Our producers are facing a challenging year this year and they need to know that they have a strong farm program for the future. so I think again, that makes it even more important that we get this farm bill done."
The current bill expires on September 30th.