FarmPolicy

September 18, 2019

Farm Bill; Food Safety; Ag Economy; Climate; Biofuels; USDA Issue; and Animal Ag

Farm Bill- Debbie Stabenow to Chair Senate Ag Committee

Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) indicated in a news release on Friday that, “After consulting constituents across North Dakota and colleagues in the U.S. Senate, Senator Kent Conrad announced today that he will retain his leadership position as Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee and stay as a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

“‘After many conversations with constituents, ag leaders and Senate colleagues, it is clear that the people of North Dakota are best served with me remaining the Chairman of the Budget Committee,’ Senator Conrad said. ‘As Chairman of the Budget Committee and a senior member of the Agriculture Committee, the people of North Dakota will be best represented in negotiations on the next Farm Bill, legislation to reduce our dependence on foreign energy, and renewed efforts to put our nation’s fiscal house in order.’”

Sen. Conrad spoke to the Red River Farm Network about his decision on Friday; to listen to his remarks on the “Agriculture Today” program, just click here (MP3- one minute).

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