Senators discuss upcoming farm billFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The senators also held a round-table this morning in Fargo to announce an upcoming farm bill conference committee meeting.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The senators also held a round-table this morning in Fargo to announce an upcoming farm bill conference committee meeting.
The House-Senate conference committee will meet next week and both senators invited our area's AG leaders to discuss major farm bill priorities beforehand.
They discuss new legislation in the senate and house, both that focus on crop insurance.
The versions also include revenue loss protection, fund rural water management, and renew the sugar and livestock indemnity programs.
Senator Klobuchar says the Senate's bill would save about 24 billion dollars in debt.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar – (D) Minnesota: “Suddenly the farm bill which wasn't exactly getting a lot of attention from people other than rural states is looking pretty good right now because we've made some smart changes that still keep the safety net in place.”
Hoeven and Klobuchar say food stamps continue to be a difficult topic for compromise.