WHAT OTHERS SAY: Farm bill debate is laughable

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 | 7:20 p.m. CDT; updated 8:53 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The U.S. Senate has begun debating a new farm bill that would set agricultural policy for the next five years. One early problem is a revolt by southern senators backing rice and peanut farmers, who say the bill would reduce their piece of the pie.