FarmPolicy

May 27, 2017

Chairwoman Stabenow Explains Components of the Farm Bill

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On the Senate floor today, Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) offered a detailed explanation of the Farm Bill.

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Sen. Cochran Remarks on the Farm Bill

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Senate Ag Committee Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R., Miss.) spoke in favor of the Farm Bill on the Senate floor today.

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Sen. Hoeven Supports Farm Bill

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On the floor today, Sen. John Hoeven (R., N.D.) spoke in support of the Farm Bill.

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Majority Leader Reid- Farm Bill Remarks

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Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) spoke briefly about the Farm Bill today, and complemented Sen Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) on her work bringing the measure together.

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Sen. Tim Johnson Urges Farm Bill Passage

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Sen. Tim Johnson (D., S.D.) spoke on the floor today,urging the passage of the farm bill conference report.

Sen. Johnson stated that, “Beyond the important assistance for livestock producers, this bill also reforms our farm programs by eliminating direct payments and by strengthening the crop insurance program. It also offers key support for young and beginning farmers and ranchers, and it contains reasonable conservation compliance requirements for farm program and crop insurance eligibility.”

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Sen. Heitkamp Highlights Farm Bill

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On the Senate floor today, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D., N.D.) discussed the Farm Bill and noted the importance of passing the measure.

Sen. Heitkamp noted that, “Through months and months of hard work, we have crafted a Farm Bill compromise that will work well for North Dakota. From enhancing crop insurance, to getting disaster relief for our ranchers, to making crucial investments in biofuels, this Farm Bill is a win for our state. I won’t rest until this clears the Senate and the President signs it, but I’m proud of what we have accomplished and know millions of farmers and ranchers around the country will be, too.”

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Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Immigration; and, Biotech

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After passing the House last week, the U.S. Senate webpage indicated this morning that, “Monday, Feb 03, 2014- 2:00 p.m.: Convene and resume consideration of the conference report to accompany H.R.2642, the Farm bill.”

Recall that back in 2012, the Senate passed a Farm Bill with 64 votes , and again in 2013,  ‪the Senate passed a ‪Farm Bill with 66 votes.

As the Senate is poised to act on the Farm Bill conference report, Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) recorded a segment for the C-SPAN Newsmakers program late last week that aired yesterday on the cable channel.

A video replay of the discussion with Chairwoman Stabenow is available here, while an unofficial FarmPolicy.com transcript of the program can be found here.

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