Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had already stated he wants to the Senate to take up the farm bill this month. With Congress scheduled to begin the Memorial Day recess on May 24th – that doesn’t leave much time to move the bill to the floor. Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow has announced the committee will hold its farm bill markup next Tuesday (May 14) – and according to New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand – the bill could move to the floor next week as well. Gillibrand believes there will be small changes in committee – but not many.
Source NAFB News Service