January 27, 2020

Farm Bill; Budget; IFPRI Report; Ag Economy; Immigration; and Regulations

Farm Bill: Some Groups Seek Delay in Senate Markup

David Rogers reported last night at Politico that, “A draft Senate farm bill would save $26.4 billion over the next 10 years, but it faces resistance from Southern commodity interests who are pressing for a delay in Wednesday’s markup before the Senate Agriculture Committee.

“The new cost estimates, released late Monday by the Congressional Budget Office, offer the most complete assessment yet of the 900-page measure that seeks to end the current system of direct cash payments to growers and reinvest more in new forms of crop insurance.”