January 29, 2020

Farm Bill: “Progress” and Taxes; Food Price Issues; Doha

Farm Bill

Congressional Quarterly reported on Thursday afternoon that, “The Senate cleared a one-week extension of the current farm law Thursday, but impatient senators made clear they will not agree to further delays in completion of a new five-year farm bill.”

The CQ item noted that, “Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, who held up action on the extension overnight, said he would not agree to another one unless a conference deal was signed… [C]raig said he would block another farm bill extension. ‘I’ll give you another week, but that’s it,’ he said.”

“The administration Wednesday also warned that President Bush is out of patience with the snail-like progress on a farm policy overhaul.”