February 21, 2020

Farm Bill; Trade Issues; and Biofuels

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Farm Bill: Policy Issues

Pete Kasperowicz reported yesterday at The Hill’s Floor Action Blog that, “House and Senate Republicans today proposed $40 billion in cuts to U.S. agriculture, including a $11.3 billion cut to conservation programs and a $13.9 billion cut to federal nutrition programs.

“Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) and Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-Ind.), the sponsors of the bill, said their proposal is something that might help the deficit reduction ‘supercommittee’ find the cuts needed to achieve its target of cutting $1.5 trillion over the next decade.”

A section-by-section analysis of the proposal, known as The Rural Economic Farm and Ranch Sustainability and Hunger Act (REFRESH), is available here, while a one-page summary can be viewed here.