All of us, whatever our age or line of work, have had this experience: we think we’ve nearly finished a task, but then learn we have to go back to the beginning and start over. Though frustrated, we grit our teeth and return to work.
That’s how I describe the reaction from area farm group leaders when Congress this week extended parts of the existing five-year farm bill instead of approving a new one. Ag officials worked long and hard to get a new one and they were close to achieving that goal. Naturally they were frustrated when their efforts came up short.
Now they’ll grit their teeth and go back to work.