January 24, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; and, Biotech

Farm Bill- Policy Issues

Dan Friedman reported earlier this week at the New York Daily News Online that, “Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and 71 other congressional Democrats are asking the agriculture secretary to delay a new law cutting food stamps for hundreds of thousands of Americans.

“‘Our states need time to adjust their policies to accommodate this drastic cut and roll out the changes seamlessly,’ the lawmakers say in a letter they plan to send Tuesday to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

“Gillibrand lined up the lawmakers to sign off on the letter, which asks Vilsack to delay until next fall a provision in the massive farm bill Congress passed this month that cuts $8 billion in food stamp aid.”