The House and Senate agriculture committees have offered up legislation that supports rural America while reducing the size of government. Who else has done this? Just agriculture. We're willing to do our part to save money while keeping rural America running. Unfortunately, some in Congress can't take yes for an answer.
So while the calendar turns and we face an uncertain new year, we're left asking Congress this: Will you take us over the cliff or will you do what's right and pass the farm bill?
Pope is executive director of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts.