Little Farm Bill Progress Seen Last Week in Senate


The following is from the NAFB News Service:

Despite the vote to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the 2012 Farm Bill in the Senate the previous week – the week of June 11th did not yield many results. More than three-hundred amendments are now on the table. Some of those are related to farm policy and others are not. There is also discord among different agricultural regions and political parties. It leaves an unclear picture of what lies ahead for farm policy. As a result – Majority Leader Harry Reid announced there would be no votes on amendments until this week. That meant no votes on Friday. Actually – only two farm bill-related votes were taken during the week. A motion to table an amendment to phase out the sugar program was approved Wednesday. The Senate also agreed Wednesday to table an amendment related to supplemental nutrition assistance block grant program.

Source:  NAFB News Service

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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