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NCBA Gives Senate Farm Bill a Thumbs Up Hopeful for Speedy Process of Approval Moving Forward
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:54:18 CDT
The US Senate’s version of a 2018 Farm Bill was deliberately crafted to be a bipartisan bill - “a boring bill,” as described by some in the Washington, DC Beltway. Allison Rivera of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s DC office says, though, there are some things in that measure, passed out of committee Wednesday, that are very positive for the cattle industry. She talked to Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays about those provisions in the bill and the path forward to getting the bill approved by Congress before September 30th when the current Farm Bill expires.
Listen to Rivera and Hays discuss the Senate's version of the 2018 Farm Bill and the path forward.
One of the main things in the bill that Rivera says she and the NCBA were pleased to see included was permanent authorization of a Foot & Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank.
“We were a little disappointed not to see any funding attached to it but happy to see permanent authorization. That shows support for the bank,” she said. “As well as a little bit of an increase in funding for EQIP and some flexibility on haying and grazing on CRP lands during times of emergencies like we’re seeing with the wildfires and the drought across the country.”
In less than three hours, the Senate’s markup meeting of the bill on Wednesday concluded its business, with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell present who assured the bill would be made a priority and considered by the full Senate before the July Fourth recess. In the meantime, Rivera encourages cattle producers and NCBA members to stay in contact with their Congressmen and continue pushing for speedy ratification process.
“The hope is that the House will bring up the bill again next week,” she said. “At the end of the day, the Senate is moving. We want to see that momentum continue and get to conference committee to work out some of those kinks. Obviously, there’s a lot of differences between the two bills - one being bipartisan, the other not as much. So, there’s still some work to do.”
Listen to Rivera and Hays discuss the Senate’s version of the 2018 Farm Bill and the path forward to getting it approved into law, on today’s Beef Buzz.
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