January 25, 2020

Farm Bill; Trade; Regulation; and Ag Economy

Farm Bill: Background- Budget and Spending Issues

Jonathan Allen and Jake Sherman reported yesterday at Politico that, “It’s finally slash-and-burn time for conservatives, and the programs they target in a massive spending bill next week will help shape the national political debate over what the government can, and should, pay for.

Republicans are planning a freewheeling, open-ended debate that promises to test the party’s limits on how far it’s willing to go on spending cuts, and it may divide Democrats between those who want to embrace modest cuts and those who want to protect domestic programs from the GOP ax.”