FarmPolicy

July 19, 2019

Kevin Concannon, USDA Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Service- National School Lunch Program

Categories: Farm Bill

Farm Bill; Trade; Ag Economy; Regulations; and Senate Procedures

Farm Bill Issues

A Reuters news article posted yesterday at DTN (link requires subscription) reported that, “The Senate Agriculture Committee may suggest up to $33 billion in budget cuts, primarily from crop subsides, as its share of government-wide belt-tightening, a panel member said on Tuesday.

“House and Senate committees face a deadline of Friday to submit recommendations to the 12-member ‘super committee’ that is charged with proposing at least $1.2 trillion in cuts over the next decade.

“There have been suggestions to cut agriculture by at least $15 billion while President Obama proposed $33 billion.”

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