FarmPolicy

June 24, 2017

Video: Rep. Noem Speaks on House Floor about Importance of Farm Bill

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May 7- Rep. Kristi Noem (R., S.D.) speaks on House Floor about the importance of a Farm Bill to the Agriculture industry in South Dakota.

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Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Regulations; and, the Budget

Farm Bill- Policy Issues

David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “With new leadership promises of floor time, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas is back with a retooled farm bill that sets a goal of $38 billion in 10-year savings while tilting more to the right by demanding greater cuts from food stamps.”

The Politico article noted that, “Since Lucas’ last farm bill was shut down by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) in December, the March 1 sequestration order has already begun cutting into commodity programs, and his $38 billion target assumes about $4 billion from these reductions.

“An additional $14 billion would come now from further changes in basic farm programs and the remaining $20 billion from the nutrition title, chiefly food stamps.

“Lucas stressed that he is still waiting for final scores from the Congressional Budget Office: ‘My staff are jumping from one foot to the next.’ But his hope is to keep faith with promised assistance for livestock producers while finding the added savings he needs from trims elsewhere in the commodity and crop insurance titles.”

Yesterday’s article added that, “‘Remember there are three tiers of issues here: committee issues, floor issues and there will be conference issues,’ [Chairman Lucas] said. ‘I just have to get to conference to sort out some issues.’”

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