FarmPolicy

December 16, 2017

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; and, MF Global

Farm Bill and the Budget Process –Policy Issues, Political Notes

Erik Wasson reported on Saturday at The Hill’s On the Money Blog that, “House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) caused a stir on Thursday when he seemed to indicate that a standalone farm bill would come to the House floor after the Nov. 6 election.

But lobbyists said the remarks mean, at best, that a modified farm bill could be wrapped into a lame-duck bill dealing with expiring tax cuts and automatic spending cuts.”

Mr. Wasson explained that, “Republican aides, however, quickly made clear that Cantor was not expressing any new support for moving the farm bill as reported out of the House Agriculture Committee this summer.

“Washington farm lobbyists said that in the wake of Cantor’s comments, the last best hope for the 2012 farm bill to pass will be if it is riding on fiscal cliff legislation.”

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