Senate ag committee begins farm bill markup session
The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry will meet to officially mark-up the 2012 Farm Bill April 26 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, according to the committee’s website. Markup is the process during which the committee amends and modifies the proposed 2012 Farm Bill.
Every five years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation, commonly called the "farm bill" that sets national agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry policy. The last Farm Bill was passed in 2008, and expires in 2012.
For more information about the 2012 Farm Bill, including summaries and legislative text, visit the Farm Bill page. The markup will be broadcast live on this page.
The Committee Print of the 2012 Farm Bill reforms farm policy, consolidates and streamlines programs, and will reduce the deficit by $23 billion. This bill saves taxpayers money while strengthening initiatives that help farmers, ranchers and small business owners create American jobs.
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