FarmPolicy

April 25, 2017

Sen. Jerry Moran (R., Kan.) on CNBC- Regulations and the Drought (7.24)

Rep. Tom Cole (R., Okla.) The Daily Rundown on MSNBC (7.24)

Rep. Tom Cole (R., Okla.) discusses why the Farm Bill hasn’t reached a vote, and what this means for American farmers.

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Farm Bill Issues and Deteriorating Crop Conditions

David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “To understand how far this Congress will go to kick the proverbial can down the road, consider the farm bill — yes, the farm bill.

“In the midst of a severe drought, the House Republican leaders are proposing to walk away from farm states and decades of precedent by not calling up the new five-year plan before the current law expires Sept. 30.

“Whatever its flaws, the bill promises $35 billion in 10-year savings from exactly the type of mandatory spending that Congress promised to tackle in last summer’s debt accord. But rather than disrupt its political messaging, the GOP would put it all at risk by delaying action until after the November elections.”

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