Foster Swift Agricultural Law Update
On April 26, 2012, the proposed Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 passed the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry by a vote of 16-5. The bill now awaits consideration on the Senate Floor. On May 15, 2012, forty-four U.S. Senators sent a letter to the Senate Majority Leader and Senate Republican Leader urging that the bill be scheduled for floor consideration.
Meanwhile, the House Committee on Agriculture is continuing to hold hearings regarding the 2012 Farm Bill, with additional hearings scheduled for May 16, 17, and 18, 2012.
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