Groups Ask Senate Ag Leaders to Delay Markup
While some groups have urged the Senate Ag Committee to move quickly on the 2012 Farm Bill - others were asking them to postpone the markup that was scheduled to begin today (Wednesday). A coalition of farm groups asked Chairman Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member Pat Roberts to hold off until at least after the recess that begins Friday. According to a letter signed by the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, the Western Peanut Growers Association, the National Cotton Council, National Sorghum Producers, U.S. Rice Producers Association, USA Rice Federation and the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association - the mark raises serious equity issues and grave concerns over planting distortions. They would like more time to consider the bill.
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