(Note: An item in yesterday’s FarmPolicy report regarding the agricultural economy and population has been corrected.)
David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Farm bill talks advanced Thursday as the top leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees met to begin their discussions and the Senate later took the first steps to request a formal conference with the House.
“‘We are very serious about working together and getting this done,’ Senate Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) told POLITICO. ‘And I am very confident we will.’
“That said, the Michigan Democrat had to endure a long afternoon of uncertainty before finally getting her consent request to go to conference through the Senate Thursday evening.”