Skip to comments.BREAKING Senate passes farm bill
Posted on 06/28/2018 3:05:21 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
The Senate today easily passed its version of the farm bill by a vote of 86-11,paving the way for a conference committee to reconcile differences with the House's version of the sweeping agriculture and nutrition legislation.
The Senate farm bill attracted bipartisan support, as expected, but key differences with the House's partisan version, which passed last week, set up potentially contentious negotiations between the lawmakers who will be tasked with melding the two measures into one. The main differences relate to proposals for the food stamp program, farm subsidy caps and conservation initiatives.
Congress has until Sept. 30 to get a farm bill to President Donald Trumps desk before the current law expires
The Senate is Republican right? You know, the party of Reagan and Trump.
Didn’t even know it was in the works. “easily passes” worries me. That probably means lots of kickbacks to pols.
Are these farm bills still necessary?
But I’m sure that the Swamp Creatures only added to the subsidy.
How much is this pork laden bill going to cost?
Ethanol is covered by the Environmental Protection Agency, not in the Farm Bill.
The Farm Bill is actually 80% food stamps and about 10% crop insurance.
Are these farm bills still necessary?
Yes, we need to spend another $428 billion on farm subsidies, food stamps and so-called conservation. /sarc
Sonny Perdue was the governor of Georgia and is now the ag secretary. He loves him some pork and chicken.
Why are there no ICE raids in Gainesville, GA? It is the chicken capital of the world. Think about it.
Yes, we need to spend another $428 billion on farm subsidies, food stamps and so-called conservation.
Have you looked at the price of grain recently? Many farmers will be lucky to break even with a bumper crop.
Thank you for injecting facts and sanity into the unhinged tripe over ethanol. I love how so many FReepers think they’re experts on ethanol and yet they don’t know the first thing about how the RFS works. pr as we see here, which agency even administers it.
Same as I was thinkin’. It’s like a cash cow.
‘Farm bill’ cost is around $200 billion per year, with around $160 billion of that being ‘food stamps’ having nothing to do with farms.
The farm bill is traditionally the “entitlements” bill. Both parties love to give handouts.
Personally, I DON’T CARE!!!
Give me the courts, and keep from passing Amnesty, and I’m perfectly happy. If they need a ‘farm bill’ now, so be it, I’ll fight that battle when the MUCH MORE IMPORTANT issues are dealt with.
The “farm” bill is mostly nutrition programs with a host of ag and rural related programs tacked on. In terms of money, the food stamp program is by far the biggest piece of USDA. In terms of personnel, the Forest Service is the biggest. APHIS is the most lethal agency in the federal government; if we really wanted to control the border, we’d put APHIS in charge and classify Mexicans as an invasive species. USDA does food safety (who do you think monitors slaughterhouses and packing plants), works on export promotion (the U.S. is the world’s biggest food exporter), monitors and certifies the quality of commodities in international trade, does a lot of work on conservation, and does a lot of basic scientific research. The farmer support system today has been whittled down mostly to subsidized crop insurance. The subsidy is intended mainly to help small and mid-sized farmers; the big guys could dispense with it easily and would then get even bigger as their smaller scale neighbors were forced out.
Are you saying they did something?
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