August 17, 2019

Senate Takes Turn at Farm Bill Development

Reuters writer Rodrigo Gaier reported yesterday that, “Brazil said on Monday that the Doha round of global trade talks is not dead and that it is convinced that the negotiations will be concluded successfully…’The (Doha) round is not going to die. It is alive and well,’ Foreign Minister Celso Amorim told reporters in Rio de Janeiro. ‘I’m convinced that the talks are going to be concluded and in a successful way.’”

I. Farm Bill
II. Doha
III. Agricultural Economy

I. Farm Bill

Linda Vanderwerf, writing last week at The West Central Tribune Online (Minnesota) reported that, “Writing a new farm bill, and the arm-twisting that entailed, occupied all of U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson’s time for the first six months of the year. (Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn. (Photo from The West Central Tribune Online (Minnesota)).

“This last month has given the first-year House Agriculture Committee chairman a chance to catch up on other issues and adopt a more relaxed schedule. Peterson was in Willmar on Wednesday for meetings with constituents about a variety of issues. He also stopped in the Tribune offices.

“Peterson now awaits the Senate’s farm bill, so that a conference committee can iron out differences.”