January 29, 2020

Farm Bill; Regulations; Ag Economy; Biosecurity; and CFTC Issues

Farm Bill: Background- Budget and Spending Issues

Erik Wasson reported yesterday at The Hill Online that, “Chastened GOP leaders promised Thursday to find a full $100 billion in spending cuts after freshmen lawmakers torpedoed a proposal that they said betrayed the party’s ‘Pledge to America.’

“In a stinging rebuke to party leadership, Republicans on the Appropriations Committee abandoned plans to seek only $74 billion in cuts just hours before their continuing resolution was set to be unveiled.”

“The abrupt reversal set off a mad scramble among Republican staffers to scrape together the extra cuts in time to unveil the final spending resolution by Friday.”