January 27, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; and, Smithfield

Farm Bill

David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Marcia Fudge, signaled Thursday that she is prepared to make new concessions on food stamps to advance Farm Bill talks with the Senate.

“But having met face to face with Majority Leader Eric Cantor this week, Fudge, a Democrat from Ohio, said she came away more skeptical that the Virginia Republican is willing to move from his own positions to get a deal.

‘”He doesn’t want a bill,’ Fudge told POLITICO of their Tuesday meeting. ‘Just in terms of our discussion, it was clear to me, it was my sense that he really does not want a bill.’”