FarmPolicy

August 27, 2014

Budget Issues (Nutrition); Climate Developments; Credit; and CFTC Issues

Budget Issues (Nutrition)

DTN Political Correspondent Jerry Hagstrom reported yesterday (link requires subscription) that, “The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, a bill to reauthorize the child-nutrition programs, with a $4.5 billion increase in funding over 10 years to increase funding for school, after-school and summer meal programs and to improve the nutritional quality of the meals.

“The committee unanimously supported the bill by a bipartisan voice vote, but it defeated a Republican amendment to change the bill’s funding offsets. There were also signs of battles to come on the Senate floor over amendments.”

(Note: Opening statements at yesterday’s meeting by Chairman Lincoln and Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) can be viewed here and here).

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