House Delivers Farm Bill to Senate

t's been confirmed that the House sent its farm-only farm bill to the Senate. Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member Thad Cochran have started the process of sending the Senate farm bill back to the House so conference can begin. Stabenow has asked Senators to approach Cochran or herself with concerns. She said this is an opportunity to move forward and put together a bill that affects 16-million people in the U.S. that work in agriculture and everyone who counts on the work of farmers to provide the healthiest, most affordable food system in the world.

Citing a House Republican source Monday - The Hagstrom Report reported the Senate would need to take the House-passed measure - insert the Senate farm bill by unanimous consent - and request conference with the House.

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