January 22, 2020

Farm Bill; Biofuels; Ag Economy; Trade; and Regulations

Farm Bill Issues

Philip Rucker reported in today’s Washington Post that, “This is what Washington’s new austerity has brought.

“A freshman Republican congressman, himself a fifth-generation corn farmer and his family a longtime beneficiary of government agricultural subsidies, drove through the endless fields of far-flung western Kansas to deliver a difficult message.

“‘Everybody needs to share,’ Rep. Tim Huelskamp told a few dozen townspeople sitting patiently on the hard wooden benches of the Graham County Courthouse. ‘If you’re a farmer like me, you’re going to expect less. Something’s going to go away. The direct payments are going to go away.’”