FarmPolicy

December 21, 2014

Farm Bill Issues; Ag Economy; Regulations; Trade; and Animal Agriculture

Farm Bill Issues: Budget- Super Committee Takes Shape

Following Tuesday’s super committee announcement by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), yesterday, both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced their choices to fill six additional seats on the 12 member panel that has been charged to come up with $1.5 trillion in budget savings over the next decade.  The “super committee,” which is officially called the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, will be complete when House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) makes her three choices known, a decision that is due by August 16.

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