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August 23, 2017

Sen. Landrieu Explains Objections to Farm Bill Amendments

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On the Senate floor today, during debate on the Farm Bill, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) explained why she was objecting to GOP amendments on the measure.

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Chairwoman Stabenow Discusses Farm Bill

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Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) addressed Farm Bill issues on the Senate floor this morning.

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Bloomberg Video: Food Stamp Funding at Risk in Farm Bill?

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June 3 (Bloomberg) — “Bloomberg’s Alan Bjerga reports on the resumption of the Senate debate on the farm bill. He speaks with Mark Crumpton on Bloomberg Television’s ‘Bottom Line.'”

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USDA Video: Beef Prices Climbing, But Other Food Prices More Stable

From USDA, June 4- “Food price inflation should be low this year, except when it comes to beef prices.”

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Farm Bill; Budget; Ag Economy; Wheat; Regulations; and, Immigration

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The Senate approved two amendments to the Farm Bill yesterday as Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) noted that (video replay), “I just want to thank colleagues for their diligence as we work through amendments on the Farm Bill.  Our goal is to complete this by the end of the week.”

With respect to the first Farm Bill amendment passed yesterday, Ramsey Cox reported at The Hill’s Floor Action Blog that, “The Senate approved a farm bill amendment that would require a study on risk management of growing alfalfa.

“On Monday, the Senate voted 72-18 for an amendment introduced by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.). His amendment requires the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation to carry out research and development regarding a crop insurance program for alfalfa. He said his amendment had no cost to taxpayers” [related video of Sen. Moran explaining the amendment just before the vote can be viewed here,  while more detailed remarks on the amendment can be seen in this news release yesterday from Sen. Moran’s office.]

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