The House has released an expected one-year extension of farm-related programs, in a bill which would also deliver needed relief to drought-stricken farmers in the Midwest. But the plan is imperiled by the continuation of direct payments to farmers, which members of both parties oppose.
The House will take up its standalone disaster relief bill today, which will serve as a talking point in rural Republican districts as "action" being taken to respond to the historic drought plaguing the country. The House waited un... Read Post
Rep. Tom Cotton (R), who is challenging Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas this November, sent out a press release yesterday celebrating the speedy approval of disaster relief funds for Arkansas farmers impacted by crop losses after recent... Read Post