Volume 18, Issue 35

September 10, 2021

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Washington DC Update

Reconciliation rolls on!

The House Agriculture Committee has scheduled a mark up to consider a proposal to satisfy the
Agriculture Committee’s reconciliation instructions required by S. Con. Res. 14 on Friday, September 10th at 1:00 pm - view here.  The agriculture portion of the partisan Reconciliation bill is intended to implement President Biden’s Build Back Better $3.5 trillion agenda.  The legislation has been “pre-conferenced” by the House and Senate Agriculture Committees so little change is expected during the markup on Friday. 

The Reconciliation bill proposal is intended to address the following areas:

Statutory language implementing the proposals may be found here.

There is a $35 billion difference in House and Senate Agriculture Committees due to the differences in jurisdiction concerning child nutrition programs which the House Education and Labor Committee will consider Thursday, September 9th

Passage of the $3.5 trillion reconciliation proposal is uncertain.  Currently, moderate House Democrats have been expressing their dissatisfaction with the proposal and Senator Joe Manchin D-WV is rumored to support only $1.5 trillion in spending.   Coupled with the end of the month vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package and Democratic policy disagreements, the path forward for the reconciliation proposal is rocky.

Missouri Rice Research & Merchandising Council Field Day is Now Online

The Missouri Rice Research & Merchandising Council’s Annual Field Day, originally scheduled in-person for August 19, 2021, is now available virtually. Watch the videos below for a glimpse of this year’s program, including an introduction from new staff member Mollie Buckler, and a presentation on water resources from Professor Michael Aide from Southeast Missouri State University. Visit the Virtual Field Day page on missouririce.com for the complete program of research updates, market updates, and more.

Meet Mollie Buckler, Coordinator for Delta Producer Relations, US Rice Producers Association. Mollie joined the team in June.

Have you ever wondered why rice is grown in southeast Missouri? Dr. Michael Aide with Southeast Missouri State University discusses water resources in Missouri and how the fertile farmlands of the Missouri bootheel came to be.

Volume 18, Issue 34

September 3, 2021

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