February 28, 2020

Farm Bill; Biofuels; Ag Economy; Trade; Climate Issues; and Political Notes

Farm Bill

Philip Brasher reported yesterday at the Green Fields Blog (Des Moines Register) that, “The future of the Iowa Farm Bureau’s proposal to scrap farm payments could hinge, at least for the near term, on the outcome of the Nov. 2 election.

If Republicans take over the House, there is likely to be less urgency to taking up the farm bill next year, says IFB President Craig Lang. And he notes that the likely GOP chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas, comes from a state where the direct payments are popular.”