Farm Bill Issues
Erik Wasson reported on Saturday at The Hill’s On the Money Blog that, “The fate of a 2013 farm bill could come down to a key meeting in early February between two dairy policy adversaries: Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Agriculture Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.).
“The two are slated to try to hash out differences on farm policy after the House returns to work on Feb. 4.
“‘We’re going to sit down together so we’ll see,’ Peterson told The Hill this week.”
Mr. Wasson noted that, “This week, [Rep. Peterson] sounded more optimistic that farm reform legislation could get done.
“‘We’ll have a markup in April or May, sometime around then,’ [Rep. Peterson] predicted…[P]eterson said the process would not move forward until the House and Senate resolve differences on budget matters.”