January 27, 2020

Farm Bill (Mark-up Today); BSE; House Ag Comm; Animal Ag; Budget Issues; and Food Prices

Farm Bill: Senate Ag Committee Mark-up Today

A press release last night from the Senate Ag Committee indicated that, “Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, will convene a meeting of the full Committee for purposes of considering and marking up the 2012 Farm Bill on Thursday, April 26 at 10:30 a.m. in the Committee’s hearing room, 328-A of the Russell Senate Office Building.”

Recall that today’s hearing was originally scheduled for Wednesday.  With respect to this one-day delay, a daily National Journal Daily Email from yesterday, the Need-To-Know Memo, reported that, “After complaints from Southern farm groups and western corn growers, the Senate Committee on Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry has postponed the markup of the Farm Bill.”