Ag Approps and Farm Bill Update
June 8, 2012

The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee this week marked up and approved the fiscal year 2013 Agriculture Appropriations Bill. The House Appropriations Committee is expected to consider the bill the week of June 18. 
Debate on proceeding to consideration of the 2012 Farm Bill (S. 3240) began in the Senate this week. A vote on cloture passed with a 90-8 vote to advance the Farm Bill to the Senate floor. Floor consideration is expected to be a lengthy process, and many amendments could be offered. 
The American Sheep Industry Association supports the Senate Agriculture Committee version of the legislation for its risk management programs that are helpful to sheep producers and feeders.