FarmPolicy

July 26, 2014

Budget and Farm Bill; MF Global; and Regulatory Issues

Categories: Audio /Budget /Farm Bill

Budget and Farm Bill Issues

Bloomberg writer Alan Bjerga reported yesterday that, “U.S. lawmakers charged with writing a farm bill in 2012 should build upon a plan drafted for the failed congressional supercommittee, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said.

“Subsidies based on crop insurance and safeguards against price drops can serve as the foundation of a bill that may be crafted by April, Stabenow, a Democrat from Michigan, said today in response to audience questions after a speech at a farm conference in Washington.

“‘We should not start from zero,’ Stabenow said. ‘We’re going to continue forward using the foundation of the ideas we developed.’”

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