February 26, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; and, Immigration

Farm Bill – Policy Issues

David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that, “Farm bill talks stumbled badly Thursday and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) said it would be ‘very challenging’ now for him to meet the Republican leadership’s schedule of having a final agreement back on the House floor by Dec. 13.

“The Oklahoma Republican had been pressing hard for some framework of a deal before the Thanksgiving recess. But after three face-to-face meetings between House and Senate negotiators in less than 24 hours, the upshot seemed more a picture of frustration.

“‘Anything is possible but it is very challenging,’ Lucas said. He added that it was a ‘fair assessment’ that he had not made the progress he had hoped for this week.”