The Tulsa World reports here that a five-year farm bill extension is in doubt, the obstacles including resistance from Tea Party Republicans who want to slash food aid for the poor still more.

The Arkansas Democratic Party is happy to note that farm belt congressman Rick Crawford, the Jonesboro Republican, sits on the House Agriculture Committee and looks ineffective having said not long ago that House passage of a five-year bill looked “really good.”

The party comments that even a one-year extension now looks difficult (Crawford’s campaign website hasn’t been updated on the issue since he hailed committee approval of a five-year bill July 13):