Today FarmPolicy.com spoke with Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) about the Farm Bill, the Supercommittee and Agricultural Research.
A transcript of our conversation is available here.
An audio replay of the discussion can be heard here (MP3- 9:39).
Farm Bill: Budget and Policy Issues
David Rogers reported this week at Politico that, “Washington’s debt crisis brings American agriculture to a crossroads this fall and no other sector of the economy may have more to gain or lose from the debate in Congress over deficit reduction.”
The article indicated that, “Cotton interests got an early taste of this anger in a June floor fight in the House [related audio from the floor debate available here], and the August debt crisis greatly accelerated the process, making it impossible to wait for a new farm bill next year and throwing the agriculture debate into a more partisan, ideological arena.”