January 28, 2020

Farm Bill Debate: Audio Recap

Categories: Farm Bill

Ag Policy Soup, the podcast has been updated.

Some very informative audio files relating to various aspects of the Senate Farm Bill debate have been posted in the past few days, and due to their aggregate length, it appeared that many readers would not have time to listen to the files.

I have compiled excerpts from some of these audio files that I thought were particularly interesting and have put them together in one audio file, which runs about seven minutes.

To listen to this seven-minute update, just click here. (MP3).


Chairman Harkin Provides Additional Farm Bill Analysis

Categories: Ethanol /Farm Bill

Julie Harker of Brownfield reported yesterday that, “Senate Ag Committee Chairman Tom Harkin says he’s concerned about changes to the Average Crop Revenue program in the farm bill passed out of committee last week.

“‘I was not prepared for Senator Roberts’ proposals on that. But I wanted to get the bill moved and I thought, you know, maybe you can live to fight another day and perhaps we can address some of this on the floor.’”