January 29, 2020

Farm Bill; USDA Reports; and, Rice

Categories: Farm Bill

Farm Bill Issues

Molly K. Hooper reported yesterday at The Hill Online that, “House Republican leaders are pressuring members to refrain from backing a measure that would force a floor vote on a five-year farm bill.

GOP leaders have refused to allow a vote on bipartisan legislation that cleared the House Agriculture Committee, 35-11, in July. Officials in leadership say the bill lacks the support to pass the House, noting conservative members who have balked at its $900- billion price tag.

But lawmakers from farm-heavy districts are furious that the bill has stalled, and are calling for action before the November election. They have joined forces to apply pressure to Speaker John Boehner  (R-Ohio) and his lieutenants.”