January 21, 2020

Farm Bill; Budget; and, the Ag Economy- Tuesday

Farm Bill- Policy Issues

Yesterday afternoon on National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation” program (“The Consequences Of A Short-Term Farm Bill Fix”), Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Iowa GOP Senator Chuck Grassley discussed Farm Bill issues.  A summary of the NPR program indicated that: “Lawmakers in Washington extended some provisions of the farm bill that expired in October. Subsidies for grain cotton and soybeans will be renewed, and budgets for some organic and environment initiatives will be cut. Since the extension only lasts nine months, many farmers are left with uncertainty.”