The House and Senate ag commitees will begin marking up the 2013 farm bill in separate sessions this week. The debate over spending cuts to nutrition programs is expected to take center stage when it reaches the House....More
In recent years, lawmakers wrestling with farm legislation have increasingly given specialty crops more elbow room at the negotiating table.
That’s just fine with Barry Bushue, who farms specialty crops in Oregon and is an American Farm Bureau Federation vice president. In the run-up to the House Agriculture Committee’s expected mid-May start on a 2013 farm bill, Bushue spoke at an April 24 hearing of the Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture....More