February 28, 2020

Bloomberg Video: USDA Should Seek Flexibility on Budget, Lucas Says

From Bloomberg News, March 7- “U.S. Representative Frank Lucas, a Republican from Oklahoma and chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, talks about the U.S. Agriculture Department’s budget cuts, farm legislation and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He speaks with Peter Cook on Bloomberg Television’s ‘Bottom Line.'”


Farm Bill; EPA; Ag Economy; and, Budget Developments

Farm Bill- Policy Issues

Heather Rutz reported earlier this week at The Lima News (Ohio) Online that, “House Speaker John Boehner had lots to say about many things Tuesday during a forum with members of the Ohio Farm Bureau but little to say about the bureau’s priority legislation: a new Farm Bill.

Boehner did pledge to get a new Farm Bill done and said he expected the Senate to do the same this year.

“‘We had a very tough time last year getting to a farm bill. We are going to do a farm bill this year. And I expect the Senate will do a farm bill as well,’ Boehner said.”