Farm Bill Moving Forward

Washington, DC (May 22, 2007)- House Agriculture Subcommittees began marking up several titles in the upcoming farm bill including conservation, energy, and credit. Chairman Peterson (D-MN) plans full committee markup of the whole bill before the July 4th break. The Senate has held several hearings and has seen many marker bills on the farm bill, but has not started markup. Many groups have predicted that the Senate will start markup of its version of the farm bill in June.

New Legislation:
H.R.1590 – Safe Climate Act of 2007
S.1018 – Global Climate Change Security Oversight Act
S.1168 – Alexander-Lieberman Clean Air Climate Change Act of 2007
H.R.1945 – Energy For Our Future Act
S.1131 – Suburban and Community Forestry and Open Space Program Act of 2007