Senate Farm Bill Passes Out of Committee with Nod to Climate Change Adaptation
On Wednesday, June 13, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed its version of the farm bill 20-1. In stark contrast to the House, the Senate’s markup for its version of the farm bill was non-controversial and bipartisan. The committee avoided changing the Nutrition Title, which is what sank the GOP-only bill in the House. At the markup, topics discussed ranged from crop insurance to industrial hemp and mandatory funding for the Energy Title. And while the changes to the previous bill were not sweeping, there were some positive changes made that could help farmers adapt to a changing climate by helping them build healthy soils.
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