January 17, 2020

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

Farm Bill Issues

A news release yesterday from Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) stated that, “[Sen. Roberts] today announced a field hearing will be held in Wichita, Kansas on Thursday, August 25 to discuss reauthorization of the Farm Bill.

“‘I’m pleased to host the next Farm Bill field hearing in Wichita, right in the heartland of America,’ said Roberts. ‘This hearing will allow us to garner insight from our producers in Kansas as we begin the important task of writing the next Farm Bill. Their perspectives on current agriculture programs and the direction of this next Farm Bill are critical to the committee’s work in drafting policies that provide producers and rural America with the tools necessary for success.’

“The focus of the hearing will be on the reauthorization of the Farm Bill, exploring its impact on Kansas.”

Note that a summary of Senate Agriculture Committee hearings relating to the 2012 Farm Bill (starting in May) is available here. And a summary of Senate hearings relating to the Farm Bill from last summer, under the previous Congress, can be found here.