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.’”