January 29, 2020

Weekend Update: Farm Bill Developments

Categories: Farm Bill

David Rogers reported yesterday at Politico that,  “House farm bill conferees are being alerted to a likely meeting Monday morning at which the Agriculture Committee leadership is hoping to finalize agreement on a conference report that can come to the floor next week.

“‘Conversations are ongoing and we remain optimistic that we can reach agreement in time to be on the floor next week,’ reads a Republican staff memo sent out Friday and picked up by committee Democrats to alert their own staff and member offices.”

Yesterday’s article indicated that, “‘If we are to be on the floor next week then we will need to file the conference report on Monday,’ the memo says. ‘As we see it, your bosses would need to be in town on Monday morning for one of two things: 1) a conference meeting to decide final issues or 2) a GOP conferee meeting to discuss the agreement and collect signatures.’

“‘We would ask your boss to be prepared to be in town to attend a Monday morning meeting either way.’”