FarmPolicy

November 21, 2019

Video: Farm Bill Conference Committee

Categories: Farm Bill

Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees held their first public meeting to consider the 2013 farm bill.

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Farm Bill: Prelude to Conference Committee

David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “As formal talks open Wednesday [at 2:30], farm bill negotiators are looking at new alternatives to better align the House and Senate commodity titles and reduce the cost of rival revenue insurance plans to protect against shallow losses.

“An anticipated meeting between President Barack Obama and the top four leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees has been put off because of an apparent scheduling conflict. But the White House signaled it will still pursue discussions to underscore Obama’s commitment to completing a farm bill before January.

“Most public attention has focused on the deep divide over food stamp funding. But the commodity title is its own battleground.”

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