FarmPolicy

April 24, 2019

Harkin: Ideas Formulating on Farm Bill

Categories: Conservation /EU /Farm Bill

Philip Brasher reported in today’s Des Moines Register that, “Under pressure from fellow lawmakers, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Ia., is coming around to the idea of setting up a permanent fund to provide disaster relief to farmers.

“The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee said Tuesday that he’s looking at proposing both a ‘modest’ disaster fund as well as some form of a revenue-protection program sought by corn growers.

“Word from a supporter is that Ag Secretary Mike Johanns plans a ‘major announcement’ next week. (via The Omaha World Herald Online).

“‘I think we can accommodate both, and I plan to do so,’ Harkin told reporters in a conference call.”

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