February 28, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Biotech; and, Biofuels

Farm Bill Issues

House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) was a guest yesterday on the News & Views program with Joel Heitkamp (790 AM Fargo-Moorhead, N.D.) where the discussion focused on the Farm Bill.

An unofficial transcript of the News & Views discussion is available here.

Mr. Heitkamp asked Rep. Peterson, “Obvious first question, are we going to get a farm bill before the end of the year?”

Rep. Peterson indicated that, “Well, I hope so. I’ll probably have a better answer for you by later on this afternoon or maybe tomorrow. I thought we were going to get together this morning, but like everything that’s been happening with this bill, it got delayed, so now we’re not meeting ‘til 1:00 Washington time. And so I had a call from Stabenow for a while this morning, which, you know, was not encouraging. But we’ll have to see what happens when we get in the room at 1:00.”