Home » NEWS » Agribusiness » Cochran helps forge compromise on farm legislation

Cochran helps forge compromise on farm legislation

STONEVILLE, Mississippi — After a stormy regional conflict over Farm Bill debate in 2012, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran worked cooperatively with Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (Michigan) to forge a compromise piece of farm legislation that garnered a 15-5 vote in the Senate Agriculture Committee today.

” (Tuesday) was one more example of Sen Cochran’s ability to create consensus, in the face of division among his Senate colleagues,” stated Delta Council President Bill Litton, the Leflore County agribusinessman.

The Committee-passed bill reflected Cochran’s efforts to bring more regional and crop-specific harmony among farm groups from the West Coast to the Mid-South and Southwest.

“Not only did Senator Cochran stand firm on his commitment to farm groups, but he also helped his Committee Chairwoman maintain a balanced approach to conservation and nutrition missions in this bill,” added Litton.

The Senate measure will now go to the full Senate for consideration, where it is certain to meet with many serious challenges, in terms of “unfriendly” amendments.

The House Agriculture Committee will begin their Farm Bill debate on Wednesday, when Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Colin Peterson introduce their bi-partisan Farm Bill proposal for consideration by the full House Committe

Both the Senate and House Committee bills should make it to floor action before the July 4, recess, according to Washington reports.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*