January 23, 2020

Costa Calls for Immediate Vote on Farm Bill

Categories: Farm Bill

Rep. Jim Costa (D., Calif.- Ag. Comm.) took to the House Floor to call for action on the Farm Bill during the Lame Duck. Farmers, dairymen, and producers need the security that only a 5-year bill can give.


Policy Issues; Budget; Ag Economy; MF Global; and, Trade

Policy Issues: Farm Bill, Tax Policy

DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday that, “Congress will send a message about the importance of rural America in the way lawmakers treat the farm bill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday.

“Vilsack also said he will continue his current job as long as President Barack Obama wants him to do so. So far, Vilsack said he hasn’t heard anything official about the president wanting to make a change.”

The DTN article noted that, “Vilsack is picking up where he left off earlier this fall in pushing the House to pass the farm bill. The bill is part of the president’s agenda of what needs to be accomplished in the lame-duck session of Congress.”