With a new Congress in session, three U.S. senators have stepped up to pinch hit for the U.S. farmers and ranchers affected by Mother Nature. Sens. Max Baucus, Debbie Stabenow, and Roy Blunt have introduced a bill that will fill the gap that House Resolution 8 -- the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 -- did not. The Relief Act did not include an extension of the Livestock Forage Disaster Program, which expired Sept. 30, 2011, with the 2008 Farm Bill. . . .