January 20, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Obama Bus Tour; Trade; and Animal Ag

Farm Bill Issues: Budget- Super Committee Analysis

Rosalind S. Helderman reported in yesterday’s Washington Post that, “The 12 congressional lawmakers appointed last week to the new, high-stakes deficit reduction panel will convene next month amid super-partisan pressures that have blocked past efforts at bipartisan compromise on debt reduction. Skepticism that they will reach a mutually acceptable agreement is running high.

But in their early public comments since receiving the assignment, several of the lawmakers appointed to the panel have sounded unexpectedly eager to find common ground — and to avoid taking the kind of rigid stands that would be difficult to rescind once negotiations begin.”