Answering the Call for Reform

A few days ago, Robert Reich weighed in on the farm bill debate on the American Prospect’s website, but it wasn’t groundshaking or breathtaking in its originality, so we just kind of let it slide. Thankfully, our man on the scene Jon Bailey paid attention to the comments section, which included the following:

A Deal With the Devil

We issued the following news release about two hours ago.

Center for Rural Affairs Rejects Senate Payment Limits Agreement

Live Blogging the Senate Negotiations

We're not really live-blogging anything, but it sure feels like it. There is a lot of new information flying around about the battle for payment limits reform in the Senate, so here is a bit of a news round-up of what we know in addition to the earlier post.

From the CQ Midday Update:

Senate Committee Leaders Close Ranks on New Farm Bill

A Senate Payment Limits Agreement?

Senate Agriculture Committee deal-making is flying fast and furious today, and important details are emerging on the critical issue of farm program payment limits in the Senate bill. First we'll have a couple of posts on new developments, followed by a statement, and then more analysis as the details unfold. Hint -- It's not good. We don't like it. And we're going to fight back like hell.

From the subscription-only Congress Daily PM:


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