Sen. Pat Roberts on Farm Bill: "It's Not My First Rodeo"

6/9/18 Farm Journal Report
As the Senate prepares to markup the Farm Bill, Chairman Pat Roberts talked to U.S. Farm Report about the bipartisan legislation. ( MGN )

The Senate Agriculture Committee has a busy day. That's as leaders will markup the farm bill, considering more than 200 amendments. Chairman of the Senate Ag Committee Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) continues to say this isn't time for a revolutionary farm bill, instead it's time for evolutionary legislation. 

This is not a time for a revolutionary farm bill," said Roberts. "This is my eighth farm bill. So, it's not my first rodeo and it's not the first rodeo of the distinguished ranking member Senator Stabenow (D-Mich.)  and we've worked together in the past to produce a bipartisan bill, and that's what we're trying to do."

Watch the full one-on-one interview with U.S. Farm Report Host Tyne Morgan

Editor's Note: As of Tuesday, June 13, a Senate panel has approved a modest, bipartisan rewrite of federal farm and nutrition programs. Click here to read more details.