Senate Farm Bill Mark-Up Expected in Late April

Members of Congress are set to be back in Washington next week after a two-week spring recess. Expected to be at the top the agenda are efforts to conference a budget resolution and begin the FY2014 appropriations process. The Obama Administration is scheduled to deliver its budget proposal on April 10, two months delayed from the traditional (and legal) deadline. The agriculture community is hoping for movement this spring toward a long-term farm bill, a process that has been stymied by fiscal and political uncertainty. While no official date has been set, word is that the Senate Agriculture Committee plans to mark-up a farm bill draft in April.

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