Farm Bill to Wait Until After Election

Speaker John Boehner vague on bill's direction


With the handwriting already on the barn wall, Speaker John Boehner conceded Thursday that the House will go home for the elections without dealing with either a new five-year farm bill or an extension of the current 2008 law that expires Sept. 30.

"We will deal with the farm bill after the election," Boehner told reporters, but the Ohio Republican wasn't willing to be more specific about what course that will take.