Crop insurance looks to be the biggest target from both sides of the aisle on Senate farm bill debate.
Senators introduce companion legislation as House which corrects limitations on veterinarians' ability to carry controlled substances.
Final farm bill debate focuses on organic checkoff and interstate commerce clause.
Ag Committee debated policy addressing dairy, sugar, conservation and nutrition funding with few changes made.
Water Resources Development Act includes desired changes to improve waterway and infrastructure funding.
Markup of comprehensive farm bill leaves bigger debates of commodity title and target prices and food stamp cuts for floor vote.
Supreme Court rules in favor of patent rights in Bowman v. Monsanto biotechnology suit.
House Agriculture Committee's farm bill draft focuses on deeper cuts to nutrition title but follows very similar to last year's proposal.
Senate farm bill very similar to last year's Senate bill, although it does include target prices similar to current counter-cyclical program levels.
Agricultural interests pleased with new direction taken in Water Resources Development Act.