FarmPolicy

March 29, 2017

Sen. Grassley: Unresolved Issues in the Farm and Nutrition Bill

Categories: Farm Bill

Jan. 9- Iowa GOP Senator Chuck Grassley made remarks on the Farm Bill in a video released by his office today.

Sen. Grassley also made the following Tweet today:

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Chairman Lucas Discusses Farm Bill (Updated with Transcript)

Categories: Farm Bill

In an interview this morning with Doug Williams on K-101 radio (Woodward, Okla.), House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R., Okla.) discussed several issues, including the current status of the Farm Bill.

In particular, Chairman Lucas noted the dust up over dairy policy between House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) and Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio).

Chairman Lucas also addressed issues associated with nutrition.

To listen to a portion of today’s K-101 interview, just click on the play button below.

A transcript of today’s discussion is also provided:

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Erik Wasson reported yesterday at The Hill’s On the Money Blog that, “A fight over dairy provisions is threatening to hold up completion of the farm bill this week.

“Negotiators late Wednesday were still aiming to hold a formal meeting of the 2014 farm bill conference committee on Thursday to wrap up the long-delayed $1 trillion subsidy and food stamp measure.

“But a battle over dairy, pitting Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) against Rep. Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), the top Democrat on the House Agriculture Committee, was complicating matters.”

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