FarmPolicy

April 22, 2019

Sen. Majority Whip Durbin Highlights Farm Bill on Senate Floor

Categories: Farm Bill

Today on the Senate floor, Majority Whip Richard Durbin (Il.) highlighted the importance of the Farm Bill.

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Democratic Whip Hoyer, Rep. Costa Note Farm Bill on House Floor

Categories: Farm Bill

Today on the House floor, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) and Rep. Jim Costa (D., Calif.) highlighted the importance of the Farm Bill.

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Speaker Boehner, Minority Leader Pelosi Talk Farm Bill on Friday– Recalling 2008

Categories: Farm Bill

During a press briefing on Friday, House Speaker John Boenher (R., Ohio), who noted that he spent 16 years on the Agriculture Committee, addressed the topic of the Farm Bill. This portion of Friday’s discussion is available below:

Meanwhile, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) indicated on the steps of the Capitol on Friday, that Democrats were prepared to stay in session to continue to work on legislation. In particular, Rep. Pelosi noted the importance of passing a five-year Farm Bill. See related clip below:

For a more detailed discussion on how Rep. Pelosi approached the process of completing the 2008 Farm Bill when Rep. Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) was Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, and how this approach is different than the current working relationship between Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Candor (R., Va.) and current House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R., Okla.), see this FarmPolicy.com update from September 14.

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Bloomberg Video: Congress to Let Government Farm Programs Expire

Categories: Farm Bill

From Bloomberg News, Sep. 20- Bloomberg News’ Alan Bjerga discusses hiccups in the Farm Bill. He speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg).

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Farm Bill; Budget; Ag Economy; and, Rice

Farm Bill Issues

Reuters writer Charles Abbott reported today that, “The U.S. farm law, which funds a broad array of agricultural support programs as well as food aid for the poor, will expire on Sept. 30 due to a deadlock in the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives.

“Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, a Republican under pressure from conservative members of his own party, pulled the bill Thursday. He said the House ‘will deal with the farm bill after the election,’ the same words that now apply to a list of other measures.”

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