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â€śIn the face of continuing budgetary constraints, the 2013 Farm Bill is an opportunity to address our nationâ€™s broken and outdated agricultural policies,â€ť they said.
The atmosphere on Capitol Hill for the farm bill suddenly seems to be full speed ahead.
The Senate Agriculture Committee will mark up its bill on Tuesday, and the House Agriculture Committee will follow suit on Wednesday.
The federally subsidized crop insurance program, the costliest part of the U.S. farm safety net, would spin off at least three new types of coverage and could cost 10 percent more under draft farm bills pending in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
The Midwest Corn Belt would retain its costly new Agricultural Risk Coverage programâ€”which was the mainstay of the commodity title approved last summer by the Senate in the last Congress. But the ARC payments have been trimmed back modestly and more importantly, the standard index changed from a five-month average market price to the 12-month average.
Wholesale prices of choice-grade beef have hit several record highs this week, according to the U.S. Agriculture Departmentâ€™s Market News Service. Prices are rising for a handful of reasons. A long-running drought in top beef-producing states, such as Texas, combined with a Corn Belt drought last summer, have cut hay and corn production.