House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va)  said Wednesday in Boise that the House of Representatives will vote on the 2012 Farm Bill during the post-election lame duck session, according to a report  in the Idaho Statesman.  Cantor was in Boise helping 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador (R-ID) raise money.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.

Cantor said he delayed action before the recess because “we don’t have the votes on the floor.”

Cantor’s announcement won praise from Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), who said in a statement that the Senate had already passed a Farm Bill and added, “I’m very pleased to hear that Majority Leader Cantor is now committed to bring the Farm Bill to the floor immediately after the election. America’s farmers, ranchers, and 16 million Americans employed in agriculture desperately need the certainty and disaster relief the Farm Bill provides.”