January 22, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Trade; and Regulations

Categories: Budget /Farm Bill /Trade

Farm Bill: Background for Today’s Senate Ag Committee Hearing

DTN Political Correspondent Jerry Hagstrom reported yesterday that, “American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman will tell the Senate Agriculture Committee Thursday that Farm Bureau will consider supporting farm bill proposals that are alternatives to its catastrophic loss proposal.

“In a telephone call to reporters, Stallman said the Farm Bureau board, which voted last week to consider supporting other proposals, has concerns that its approved policy ‘is revolutionary’ and that the Congressional Budget Office has not scored the measure at a time that the Senate Agriculture Committee is headed toward markup of the bill.

“Stallman also acknowledged that the Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi Farm Bureaus have dissented from the national policy. Farm Bureau has ‘no secrets,’ Stallman said, noting there is a formal dissent process within the organization.”