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Farm Bill Negotiators Aim to Hash Things Out in Veterans Day Meeting Republicans lost their bargaining edge with the election, Collin Peterson says

Nov 9, 2018...The two top House farm bill negotiators plan to meet on a federal holiday Monday to try to find a way forward on a compromise measure that could pass a lame-duck Congress.

Stick With Senate Farm Bill or Extend Existing Law, Groups Say Agriculture committee staffers in both chambers continue to work on compromise

Oct 15, 2018...Unless key farm bill negotiators use the Senate version as the template for a new bill, an extension of the now expired 2014 farm law would be better than using the House farm bill as the basis for a conference report, representatives from nutrition, environmental, small farmer and food policy groups said Monday.

Another Farm Bill Trouble Spot: Ex-Prisoners Growing Hemp The conference committee met Wednesday morning ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline

Sep 5, 2018...Advocates for criminal justice reform hope to convince lawmakers to reject a provision by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Senate farm bill that would deny people with drug felony convictions the chance to be hemp farmers.

Road Ahead: The House Is Back, Looking for Deals on Spending and Farm Bill Lawmakers return with hearings headlined by Supreme Court nomination, social media

Sep 4, 2018...Most of the cameras will be focused on President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, but he’s far from the only attraction this week on Capitol Hill.

Farm Law Expires As Negotiators Remain Divided on New Bill Roberts: ‘stark differences of opinion’ about House and Senate versions

Oct 1, 2018...The 2014 farm bill expired Sunday, ending dozens of programs and putting others in a holding pattern until four key lawmakers either produce a replacement bill or seek some form of extension of the now defunct law.

Senate and House to Negotiate on Farm Bill After Recess Senators overwhelmingly passed their farm bill Thursday

Jun 29, 2018...The Senate passed its farm bill Thursday by a vote of 86-11, after rejecting a proposal that would have reduced food stamp benefits for able-bodied adults.

House Set to Start Farm Bill Talks With Senate Before Recess Senate version does not include new work requirements

Jul 17, 2018...The House is expected to trigger farm bill negotiations Wednesday, raising the House Agriculture Committee chairman’s hopes that public pressure in support of expanded work requirements for food stamp recipients could help move Senate negotiators toward accepting the House legislation.

Podcast: Two Senators on How They Got a Bipartisan Farm Bill CQ on Congress, Episode 111

Jul 13, 2018..."I'm all for principles, but I'm not an ideologue," says Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas in explaining why he wrote a farm bill that doesn't add new work requirements to the food stamps program. He and the Agriculture panel's ranking Democrat, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, explain their bipartisan approach as they prepare for a fight with the House conservatives pushing the food stamp changes.

Corker Adds Wrinkle to Farm Bill as He Pushes Back on Trump’s Tariffs Agriculture is the ‘No. 1 target’ of foreign retaliation, GOP senator says

Jun 27, 2018...The Senate could begin action Wednesday on dozens of farm bill amendments, including Sen. Bob Corker’s proposal for congressional approval of import tariffs and Sen. John Kennedy’s effort to extend the expiring National Flood Insurance Program.