January 29, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Biofuels; and, Political Notes

Farm Bill

A news release this week from Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) indicated that, “[Braley] today called on House Speaker John Boehner to not allow Congress to take its August recess without passing a comprehensive Farm Bill for President Obama to sign into law.

“‘Passing a long-term Farm Bill is a necessity for rural America. Farmers and agricultural producers have waited too long for the certainty that a five-year Farm Bill provides. Without a Farm Bill to provide predictability, it’s harder for farmers to invest in the future – to create jobs and grow the economy.

“‘A comprehensive Farm Bill addresses the needs of all Americans. Speaker Boehner has no excuse to send Congress home before the job is done.’”

Ag. Committee Member David Scott (D., Ga.) tweeted yesterday : “Where is the House nutrition title of the #Farmbill that was promised weeks ago?