December 10, 2018

Farm Bill; Budget; Ag Economy; Regulations; and Political Notes

Farm Bill Issues

A news release yesterday from the National Farmers Union (NFU) stated that, “[NFU] and a coalition of agricultural, conservation, environmental, energy, forestry, hunger, and rural stakeholders sent a letter to Senate leadership today urging them to bring the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 to the Senate floor as soon as possible. NFU led the effort, which was supported by more than 125 organizations.

“‘This is one piece of legislation upon which all Americans depend, urban as well as rural,’ stated the letter. ‘With limited time remaining before the expiration of current program authorities, time is of the essence.’”

Also yesterday, the Senate Agriculture Committee provided an updated summary of the Farm Bill proposal it passed on April 26; this summary overview is available here.