January 27, 2020

Farm Bill; Budget; Ag Economy; and, Immigration

Farm Bill- Perspectives and Observations from Lawmakers

Erich Schaffhauser reported on Friday at Keloland Television (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Online that, “With the future of a farm bill up in the air, people at the South Dakota State Fair had a chance to hear from some of the leaders working on the measure.

“Rep. Kristi Noem held a town hall meeting with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., Friday.

“Congress has about a month before the current farm bill, which was already extended a year, expires. The Senate has passed a version of the farm bill. The House has passed one without a food stamps component included. Lucas says he expects a food stamps bill to pass the House next month.”

Friday’s update noted that, “Both Lucas and Noem said they’d like to pass a permanent back-up plan in case farm bills in the future don’t pass. As it sits now, farm policy would revert back decades, which could have adverse effects on the public in general.”