Farm Group Sees Both Positives And Negatives In Ag Spending Bills


Radio 570 WNAX (SD)

Nov 8, 2019


Both the Senate and House have passed and sent forward their 2020 agriculture spending bills. Now a conference committee will have to meld the two. There is a spending difference between the pair as the discretionary spending called for in the Senate measure is $58 million more than in 2019, while the Houseís version is $1 billion more. South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke the amount of spending isnít the biggest concern, itís how itís allocated.


National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson says there are positive components in both measures including funding for farm stress and ag mediation among those.


Johnson says what heís really concerned about is that the Senate bill funds the new USDA research agencies moving to Kansas City while the House doesnít...


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