FarmPolicy

May 26, 2017

Bloomberg’s Alan Bjerga Discusses Ag Economy- Farm Bill

July 11 (Bloomberg)– “House Republicans passed a five-year U.S. farm-policy bill that retains subsidies to farmers and strips out food-stamp spending, costing it Democratic support. Alan Bjerga reports on Bloomberg Television’s ‘Bottom Line.'”

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Farm Bill; and, The Ag Economy

Farm Bill: Farm-Only Farm Bill Narrowly Passes House

David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “The House narrowly passed a pared-back farm bill Thursday after Republican leaders stripped out the nutrition title — impacting food stamps and local food banks — to win back conservative votes.

“The 216-208 roll call avoids a repeat of last month’s embarrassing collapse and for the first time in a year will allow House-Senate talks on a final farm package.

All but 12 Republicans supported the measure — in contrast with the 62 defections in June. And it was a badly needed, face-saving win for Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), whose tactics contributed to last month’s loss and had bet heavily on the new approach to recover.”

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