January 29, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; and, Immigration

Farm Bill: Conflicting Perspectives Emerge from House GOP Leadership on Possible Way Forward

Ed O’Keefe reported yesterday at the Post Politics Blog (Washington Post) that, “Aides to House Republican leaders said Wednesday that they are still considering how to proceed with legislation establishing federal farm and food aid policy after news reports suggested that top leadership had settled on a strategy.”

Mr. O’Keefe indicated that, “During a stop in North Dakota on Wednesday, House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) said that he still expected the House to take up the food stamp portion of the legislation and that it ‘will reflect the reform agenda that we’ve been about in the nutrition program.’

Local news reports said that Cantor said the House would pass the food stamp portion of the legislation in September and that House GOP leaders would then appoint members of a conference committee to negotiate a final version of the bill with the Senate.

Asked for clarification, Cantor aides said the local news reports incorrectly characterized the leader’s plans.”


House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson Discusses Farm Bill

Categories: Farm Bill

House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) was a guest yesterday on the Valley News Live (Fargo, N.D.) Point of View television program with Chris Berg. In part, the conversation focused on the Farm Bill.

Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks