January 20, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; and Food Safety (EU)

Farm Bill Issues

An unofficial transcript of Tuesday’s Senate Agriculture Committee Field hearing is now available from, just click here to view the unofficial report.

Meanwhile, additional reporting on Tuesday’s House Appropriations Committee action on federal agricultural spending continues to unfold.

Reuters writer Charles Abbott reported on Tuesday night that, “A House committee voted to cut off crop subsidies to growers with more than $250,000 a year in adjusted gross income on Tuesday — a dramatic tightening of the farm safety net.

“The Appropriations Committee also voted to make cotton growers effectively pay for the $147 million a year U.S. payment to Brazil, the victor in a trade dispute over American cotton supports.”