February 22, 2020

Reaction to Administration’s Farm Bill Proposal Continues

Categories: Farm Bill

I. Farm Bill
II. Sugar

I. Farm Bill

Bob Campbell, writing in yesterday’s Midland Reporter-Telegram (Texas), reported that, “Concerned about elements of the Bush administration’s proposed 2007 Farm Bill, U.S. Reps. Mike Conaway of Midland and Randy Neugebauer of Lubbock will take an independent approach to drafting the bill in the House Agriculture Committee.

“The Republicans said Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns’ plans to lower direct payment limitations and shake up loan rates and counter-cyclical commodity supports will be critically viewed.

“Conaway said Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson of Minnesota will begin ‘marking up,’ or writing, the bill in subcommittee hearings and recommend a plan that will differ substantially from Johanns’.”