The House Agriculture Committee, in the midst of its markup process, began amending its farm-bill proposal Wednesday morning.
Lawmakers were prepping for a long day that could drag into early Thursday, but the process had to take a break for priorities such as the annual American Meat Institute hot dog day in another House of Representatives building.
Amendments added to the main bill so far included:
Farmers who get $25 checks or less from USDA would see those go away under one amendment approved by the committee. The issue saves USDA time and money because currently it costs $14.54 to process a ...