Senate Will Debate 73 Amendments To Farm Bill
By: Brownfield Ag News
6/19/2012 10:50:29 AM
The Senate will begin debate this afternoon on 73 amendments to the farm bill.
Debate is expected to continue through Wednesday with a final vote likely to come by the end of the week.
Among the amendments that made the final list is one that would lower the crop-insurance premium subsidy by 15 percent for producers earning more than 750-thousand dollars adjusted gross income.
There will also be votes on making commodity checkoff programs voluntary and whether the Market Access Program (MAP) program should be cut.
Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns' amendment to ban the EPA's aerial surveillance of livestock operations will also be considered.
Proposals to cut food stamp spending are expected to receive much of the attention.
One amendment that was not included in the Senate package is the controversial proposal to regulate egg housing.
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