Farm Bill Moves in Senate; Congress Easter Recess Return

Congress is back next week from their Easter recess.  The U.S. House and Senate are scheduled to be in session through April 27. Congress will be off the week of April 30 and return for a two-week session from May 7 – 18. All total for the month of May the House will be in session 10 days and the Senate will be in session 15 days.

U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee staff continued meetings this week with instructions from their bosses to be prepared for mark-up of the 2012 Farm Bill in committee on April 25.  We understand that US Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) may have secured a commitment from Senate leadership for floor time for debate of the Farm Bill sometime in May.…