WASHINGTON, April 24 – With 900 pages of legislative text, the Senate Agriculture Committee’s draft 2012 Farm Bill, released April 20, is far from an easy read. It eliminates some 2008 Farm Bill programs, streamlines and consolidates dozens more, adds a few new programs and changes funding levels in many areas.
Since release of the mark, the Agri-Pulse team reviewed the legislative text and tried to point out some of the highlights. We expect the language to change again as dozens of amendments are considered during the actual markup process, which is scheduled to start April 25.
This brief summary is not intended to be all inclusive of the proposed legislative reforms, but can serve as an overview of the major changes.
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