Minnesota Corn Growers Association staff is heading to Farmfest Monday morning. Representatives Collin Peterson and Tim Walz are scheduled to appear, and will likely provide an update on the chances of a new farm bill passing by Sept. 30, when the current legislation expires.
We will do our best to update MinnesotaCORNerstone.com while at Farmfest with the latest from Minnesota’s largest annual farm show. Meantime, here are some recent news stories about the status of the new farm bill and its chances of passing when Congress reconvenes in late this summer.
- From Roll Call: Farm Bill Negotiations Continue into September
- From Roll Call: Pelosi not Confident Farm Bill can Pass by Sept. 30
- From the New York Times: GOP Push to Slash Food Stamps puts Farm Bill in Jeopardy
- From AgWeb: Farm Bill a “Ticking Time Bomb,” Senator says