Northern Ag Network
Northern Ag Network
Northern Broadcasting System    Northern News Network    Northern Sports Network
Search This Site...
Search This Site...
Senate to Mark Up Farm Bill Next Week

Senate to Mark Up Farm Bill Next Week

6/7/2018 4:39:00 PM/Categories: Popular Posts, General News, Livestock, Grains

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said early Thursday that their committee will mark up a new farm bill on Wednesday, June 13.

The markup of the five-year bill will be held at 9:30 a.m. in Room 328A of the Russell Senate Office Building.

Roberts and Stabenow did not announce a date for releasing the text of the bill, saying only that legislative text and summaries will be available on the committee website "prior to the meeting."

The lack of a specific date to release the bill indicates that the committee is still having trouble reaching agreement on some parts of it and may also still be waiting for scores of its cost from the Congressional Budget Office.

A knowledgeable Senate aide told DTN late Wednesday that the major problem is with the key commodity title that governs farm programs and particularly with the Agriculture Risk Coverage program. The aide also said that CBO scores are holding up release of the bill. The aide did not provide further details on the issues.

But the aide said it is also possible that the offices of members will be given the bill text Thursday and that it will be released to the public by late Thursday or on Friday.

But whatever problems they are encountering, Roberts and Stabenow emphasized that their bill will be bipartisan, an indication that it will not contain any dramatic changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

"We are pleased to announce the Senate Agriculture Committee's timely consideration of the 2018 farm bill," Roberts and Stabenow said in a joint statement.

"It has been more than a year of traveling across the country listening to farmers, ranchers, rural communities, and those in need. Now the time has come to put what we've learned into a bipartisan bill that will provide much-needed certainty for agriculture, families, and rural America."

The House Agriculture Committee bill became a Republican-only bill over its SNAP changes. It did not get any Democratic votes on the House floor and failed to get enough Republican votes to pass, in part due to internal Republican conflicts over immigration.

Source: DTN

Print
Tags:

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Recent Ag News

Annual Farm Policy Reviews: 10 Risks Your Farm Insurance May Not Be Covering

6/20/2018 4:10:00 PM

SPONSORED Are You Sure Your Farm Can Survive a Disaster? Better Check-in With Your Agent.

>> Read More
Article rating: No rating

Wyoming Beef Council Promoting WY Beef in Taiwan

6/20/2018 10:51:00 AM

Seeking to grow beef demand, the Wyoming Beef Council will use ENDOW funds for promotions targeting Taiwanese consumers.

>> Read More
Article rating: No rating

Give U.S. Wheat Farmers the Freedom to Compete

6/20/2018 5:40:00 AM
The familiar African proverb says that when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. Unfortunately for America’s farmers, that grass is the wheat growing in their fields as the big guys in Washington, D.C., and Beijing escalate their trade fight.  >> Read More
Article rating: No rating

SD Stockgrowers Launch Search for Executive Director

6/19/2018 6:07:00 AM
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association has launched the search for a new Executive Director. The Board of Directors is inviting applications from interested candidates to be submitted immediately. >> Read More
Article rating: No rating

DNA Results in For Mysterious Canine Shot Near Denton

6/18/2018 10:53:00 AM

The canine creature shot in Montana a month ago that captured the curiosity of the nation is actually a gray wolf.


>> Read More
Article rating: No rating
RSS

Find Articles by Date

«June 2018»
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
2823
910
17
21222324
2526272829301
2345678