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House Ag Committee Agenda

The House Agriculture Committee met yesterday for its organizational meeting. Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minnesota) laid out its agenda for the 116th Congress, which includes the following topics: the state of the farm economy, especially dairy and the impact of the trade war farm bill implementation conservation and energy programs that will help farmers and ranchers adapt to/mitigate the effects of climate change the evolution of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) USDA oversight Some quick inference can be made from the chairman’s to-do list. First, patience is wearing thin among ag groups and farm state lawmakers regarding the trade situation, and there will be much pressure on concluding a deal with China. Most of agricu...

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