January 20, 2020

Farm Bill; Biofuels; Ag Economy; Trade; and, CFTC

Farm Bill Issues

Pete Kasperowicz reported early this morning at The Hill’s Floor Action Blog that, “The House returns at 9 a.m. for legislative work on the agriculture appropriations bill, which involves wrapping up votes on several more amendments. Members worked on amendments until 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning, when the Committee of the Whole finally rose and stretched its legs.

Among many others, members will vote Thursday on language that would stop payment on discrimination settlements involving black farmers, and two amendments related to USDA’s ‘know your farmer, know your food’ program.

Several amendments that would reduce the Food for Peace program and others were rejected in votes held Wednesday. A full listing of the status on amendments can be found here.