Home / News / Policy news / Senate winnows amendments

Senate winnows amendments

DANIEL LOOKER 06/14/2012 @ 5:11pm Business Editor

Most of the farm bill action in the Senate this week was behind the scenes, as the leadership negotiated a smaller number of amendments to consider than some 250 offered so far.


Late Thursday, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) shared a glimpse of that work in a short speech on the floor of the Senate.


"We've actually had some very good progress today and overcome some obstacles," Stabenow said.


The negotiations have trimmed the number of amendments likely to be debated from 250 to below 50 to around 40, she said. 


"We will look forward to having the opportunity next week to present something to the body," she said.  

CancelPost Comment
MORE FROM DANIEL LOOKER more +

ARC vs. PLC: Avoid Sign-Up Angst By: 11/21/2014 @ 4:43pm This month kicks off training sessions for farm program choices in many states in the Corn Belt and…

What’s Next for the RFS? By: 11/21/2014 @ 3:57pm When the EPA announced today that it’s rolling the final blending mandate for 2014 into next…

EPA Punts RFS into 2015 By: 11/21/2014 @ 12:52pm The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it won't issue a final 2014 rule for…

MEDIA CENTERmore +
This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Cool Tools Christmas Edition: Craftsman Two-in-One