Farm Bill Revised by House Committee

House Farm Bill Markup

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) reports that late on Wednesday May 15, 2013, the House Agriculture Committee voted a new five-year farm bill out of committee; it now heads to the floor of the House for further debate.

The House bill restores funding for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program and the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative and increases funding for the Farmer Market and Local Food Promotion Program. Funding for all three programs is higher in the new House bill than in the bill reported by the Senate Agriculture Committee earlier this week. 

You can find comments and analysis on the House markup from NSAC here. And you can watch a video recording of the House Bill markup on CSPAN.

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