FarmPolicy

April 29, 2017

Rep. Smith seeks assurances for ethanol, beef, other agriculture opportunities

Today, Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) sought assurances for ethanol, beef, and other agriculture opportunities in future trade dialogue with Brazil during a Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade hearing on June 12, 2013.

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Farm Bill; Budget; Trade; Wheat; and, Immigration

Farm Bill

Emma Dumain reported yesterday at Roll Call Online that, “House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., Tuesday said he’s skeptical that House Republican leaders will proceed this summer with two major pieces of legislation — a farm bill and a firearms background check bill.

He said the farm bill remains too controversial within the Republican Conference to be cleared for floor action, despite the fact that Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, on Monday pledged his support — along with that of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. — for bringing up the measure later this month under an open rule.”

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