January 19, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy (Biofuels); Budget; and, CFTC

Farm Bill Issues

An update posted on Saturday at WDAY (ABC-TV, Fargo, N.D.) reported that, “An outgoing U.S. Senator [Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D., N.D.)] is voicing his concern over the farm bill not getting through Congress.”

The update pointed out that, “Conrad says there was bipartisan progress on a farm bill, but says those on the far right will have more leverage in this lame duck session.

“Conrad says, ‘I’m very worried that they will come back to us and say, ‘we want more. We want even more cuts, more savings.’ And that would put things like crop insurance, that are so important to North Dakota, at jeopardy.’”