SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said that it will soon be time for congressional leaders to take charge of writing the farm bill as representatives of general farm and commodity groups signaled at a crop insurance convention in Scottsdale, Ariz., that they are still promoting their individual proposals and are not close to compromise on a comprehensive approach.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — A series of farm group representatives signaled at the recent annual crop insurance industry conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., that they are still sticking to their individual positions on farm bill proposals.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — All commodity title program proposals need to change before Congress will pass a farm bill, American Farm Bureau Federation lobbyist Mary Kay Thatcher said in Scottsdale, Ariz., Feb. 9.
“Everybody’s proposal has to change. I don’t think we have anything we can sell on the House or Senate floor,” Thatcher said in a speech to the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau annual meeting.
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