Both sides appear to attach great importance to the next formal round, but there’s still a long way to go before a deal can be done.
Three-week deal allows time for Congress to agree to Homeland Security funding package and should allow for Feb. 8 crop reports and USDA Outlook Forum to proceed as scheduled.
The Senate could vote on the legislation Jan. 25, House passage could happen immediately.
Conference report language directs USDA to “delay indefinitely” proposal to reorganize ERS and seeks detailed analysis on proposed move.
Results of latest Farm Futures grower survey released, House Ag Committee membership announced and threats to groundwater among news of the week.