September 16, 2019

Farm Bill Issues

Categories: Audio /Farm Bill

Farm Bill: Legislative Timing, Budget Variables, Safety Net and Crop Insurance Issues

Late last week, Mike Hergert of the Red River Farm Network spoke with Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) about the 2012 Farm Bill.  In part, their discussion focused on regional issues and the safety net, budget concerns, and legislative timing of the Farm Bill- the full interview can be heard here (MP3- 5:33).

Meanwhile, Agri-Pulse Senior Editor Stewart Doan spoke with Senate Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R., Kans.) on this week’s Agri-Pulse Open Mic program.

An Agri-Pulse summary of the discussion indicated that, “The top Republican on the Senate Ag Committee bristles at the suggestion that he’s blocking a legislative fix to a court order requiring EPA to regulate aquatic pesticide applications, and he says the Labor Department’s child labor in agriculture proposal should be withdrawn. Speaking the day after the Senate Ag panel’s first farm bill hearing of 2012, Sen. Pat Roberts says he and Chairman Debbie Stabenow are working in a bipartisan fashion to markup a bill ASAP containing a ‘crop insurance-plus’ commodity title that serves the needs of all of U.S. agriculture.”

To listen to the Open Mic interview with Sen. Roberts, just click here.