FarmPolicy

May 26, 2017

Sen. Durbin calls on house to pass farm bill

WEEK-TV (East Peoria, IL) included a report on Thursday in which Sen. Dick Durbin (D, IL.) called on the House to pass the Farm Bill.

Walz: “We need and Farm Bill and we need it now”

Categories: Farm Bill

On Thursday, Congressman Tim Walz (D., Minn.), a member of the House Agriculture Committee, called on House GOP leadership to stop dragging their feet and bring the Farm Bill to the House floor for a vote.

Coats Discusses Impact of Drought on Indiana, Calls for Congress to Pass Farm Bill

This week, Sen. Dan Coats (R., Ind.), in a speech on the Senate floor, discussed the devastating drought of 2012, as well as the Farm Bill. A clip from his presentation is included below.

Bennet Urges House to Pass 2012 Farm Bill

Categories: Farm Bill

In a speech this week on the Senate floor, Senate Agriculture Committee member Michael Bennet (D., Colo.), urged his House colleagues to pass the 2012 Farm Bill.

Farm Bill Developments, Egg Bill; and, the Agricultural Economy

Farm Bill Developments

David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “The top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee signaled Thursday that he would support a Republican-backed one-year extension of the current farm law if it could be used as a vehicle to negotiate a larger comprehensive deal with the Senate.

“‘That seems to be gaining some ground on the Republican side right now,’ Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) told POLITICO. ‘That I would drop my opposition as long as this got us into conference on the big bill.’

“‘I’m against doing an extension but it’s OK if it gets us to a point of being able to conference a bill in August.’”

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