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November 21, 2019

Video: South Dakota Livestock Disaster And The Need For Congressional Action For Farmers

Categories: Farm Bill

From USDA (October 17)- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack comments on the South Dakota livestock disaster saying USDA Under Secretary Michael Scuse is going there to get first hand information. Secretary Vilsack also comments on the need for Congressional action on a budget, a new Farm Bill and comprehensive immigration reform.

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Farm Bill; Budget Developments; and, the Ag Economy

Farm Bill

David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “The Farm Bill’s top four negotiators met Wednesday and authorized staff to step up discussions on the commodity title in anticipation that the full House-Senate conference could begin the last week of October.

“The meeting, hosted by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas in his Longworth offices, was the first since the House finally appointed its conferees last Saturday.

“Present were Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and her ranking Republican, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, as well as Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson, the ranking Democrat on the House side.”

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