FarmPolicy

May 26, 2017

Farm Bill and Policy Issues; Animal Agriculture; and, MF Global

Categories: Farm Bill

Farm Bill: Timing

The Need-To-Know Memo (Email update from National Journal) stated on Friday that, “The Senate is set to start considering a farm bill on Tuesday, initiating what will likely be several weeks of floor action on the measure, Senate Democratic leadership aides said. Both parties hope that passage of the sweeping measure reauthorizing federal agriculture programs will continue a run of successful Senate legislating that has belied frequent references to the chamber’s dysfunction. Backers hope Senate passage of the bill before the Independence Day recess will increase odds that the House will act and Congress will pass a compromise farm bill before the election in November.”

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