Senate Planning to Move Farm Bill Soon After House

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) made it known this week that he intended to begin work on a farm bill in his committee in the coming weeks. The Senate action would follow the U.S. House of Representatives, which has already moved a farm bill through the Agriculture Committee and is considering the measure this week before the full House. One primary point of concern in the Senate is a controversial bill proposed by Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) that would make enhancements to the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) for corn and soybeans while also weaken the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program for cotton, rice, peanuts and other commodities.

More below:
https://www.agri-pulse.com/media/podcasts/76-agri-pulse-daily-voice/play/9143-may-16-2018-roberts-senate-farm-bill-coming-soon
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-farmbill/senate-aims-to-finish-bipartisan-farm-bill-in-june-idUSKCN1IG320

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