FarmPolicy

May 26, 2017

MSNBC Video: Finding compromise on the farm bill

Categories: Farm Bill

From MSNBC (Jan. 8- The Daily Rundown)- Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks to Chuck Todd about why he thinks it’s important to “maintain the integrity” of the Farm Bill.

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Meredith Shiner and Emma Dumain reported yesterday at Roll Call Online that, “The long-delayed farm bill may finally be on a glide path to passage, after months of partisan wrangling raised doubts over whether such a day would ever come.

“House and Senate conferees are tentatively scheduled to meet Thursday to begin the final process of approving a bill that can be voted on by both chambers, senators and aides said. Leadership aides in both chambers indicated that the long-stalled legislation, which faltered in the House last session, could be sent to the president’s desk by the Martin Luther King Jr. Day recess.

“For weeks, Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and House Agriculture Chairman Frank D. Lucas, R-Okla., have been engaged in one-on-one negotiations trying to bridge the gap between the two sides. They now believe they have made enough progress to bring the remaining issues to conferees for haggling.”

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