Path to the 2012 Farm Bill: Senate Releases Draft Farm Bill
April 20th, 2012
This afternoon the Senate Agriculture Committe released its draft of the 2012 Farm Bill. In the summary of the draft that Chairwoman Stabenow (D-MI) released, she said that the bill achieves $23 billion in savings, which matches the Committee’s proposal for the Super Committee last fall. The Committee is scheduled to mark-up the draft bill on Wednesday, April 25.
We are currently analyzing the bill for sustainable agriculture priorities and will be publishing a longer analysis soon – stay tuned!
For more information about where we are in the process and why this is a critical moment, read our previous post on the Senate farm bill process.