The Senate is back in session after a two-week break. The Senate failed to limit debate on a voluntary GMO-labeling bill last month, and supporters are vowing to try again. Politico’s Morning Ag questions if enough middle ground can be found to get farm-state Democrats and state’s-rights Republicans to vote for the bill. Talks on how to move forward could begin this week. Time is an issue as there are fewer than 90 days before Vermont’s mandatory GMO labeling law takes effect.
Politco is also keeping an eye on the Senate because it’s been over a month since the Agriculture Committee passed a bill to reauthorize child nutrition programs. However, the bill has yet to see floor time in the Senate chamber.
Source: NAFB News Service