January 20, 2020 Interview: Ranking Member Peterson- Budget Deal and Implications for Agriculture

Categories: Audio /Farm Bill

Today spoke with House Agriculture Ranking Committee Member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) about the recently passed budget deal and its potential implications for agriculture.

A transcript of our conversation is available here.

An audio replay of the discussion can be heard here (MP3- 14:47).


Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Trade; and Regulations

Overview: Budget Deal Passes, Focus Turns to Super Committee

Naftali Bendavid and Carol E. Lee reported in today’s Wall Street Journal that, “The Senate approved—and President Barack Obama immediately signed—the long-awaited deal to raise the nation’s debt limit Tuesday, as the battle shifted to how a special committee created by the measure will cut the deficit by $1.5 trillion.

“The Senate voted 74-26 for the package, which raises the government’s borrowing limit by $2.4 trillion and cuts $917 billion in federal spending. A fiery debate is likely over the next step, the bipartisan panel, and how much of its $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions will come from tax increases and how much from cuts in safety-net programs.”