October 19, 2019

Farm Bill; Budget Issues; Trade; and Regulations

Categories: Budget /Farm Bill /Trade

Farm Bill

Reuters writer Charles Abbott reported yesterday that, “The U.S. farm law being written by agricultural leaders in Congress would boost support rates for some crops and may remove caps on how much money growers collect in subsidies.

“Three agricultural sources said that crops grown in the Midwest and Plains — corn, soybeans and wheat — would be covered by one subsidy plan, while cotton and rice, grown in the South, each would have a separate program.

“This three-track plan is designed to shore up support from a broader number of farm-state lawmakers for a new approach to farm policy.”