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 Agriculture
 1986

January 4 - Compromises Tempered Key 1985 Decisions
January 11 - Turbulent Tenure: Departure of Block Revives Issue of Farm Policy Control
January 18 - Crop Loan Rates Cut Maximum Amount
January 25 - Tobacco Referendum Bill Cleared
February 1 - Quick Confirmation Expected: Reagan Names Richard Lyng As New Agriculture Secretary
February 8 - Emergency Funding Cleared for Farm Subsidies
February 15 - First Farm Bill Changes Sent to Reagan
February 22 - More Corrections to 1985 Farm Bill
February 22 - Politics Increase Impetus for Farm Credit Aid
March 1 - Correcting Farm Bill 'Mistakes': Angry Urban Members Stall Dairy's Push To Avoid Cuts
March 1 - House Votes Emergency CCC Funds
March 8 - Farm Bill 'Corrections' Cleared by Congress
March 8 - Lyng Wins Senate Approval, 95-2
March 15 - Legislation Still Expected: Bank Regulators Act to Ease Farm Loan Losses
March 15 - Two Bills Still In Dispute: Senate Showdown on CCC Backs Gramm-Rudman Cuts
March 22 - Stripped-Down Agriculture Supplemental Clears
March 29 - Amendment Threats Block Senate Action: Pre-Recess Drive to Approve Farm Bank Aid Measure Fails
March 29 - Commodity Futures Bill Approved
April 5 - Senators Try to Save Cargo Preference
April 12 - Cattlemen Sue to Stop Dairy Herd Slaughter
May 10 - Comfortable Margin on Third Try: House Approves $1.7 Billion Supplemental Spending Bill
May 10 - House Committee OKs Three-Year CFTC Bill
May 10 - Major Provisions of House-Passed Supplemental
May 17 - USDA Official Subpoenaed in Hill Probe
May 24 - Action Postponed: Farm Export Issue Sidetracks Senate Spending Bill Debate
June 14 - Major Provisions of Senate-Passed Supplemental
June 14 - Supplemental Conferees Fail to Reach Pact
June 21 - Veto Possible for Supplemental Spending Bill
June 28 - Supplemental Funding Bill Sent to President
July 5 - Highlights of HR4515 (cleared by Congress June 27) (chart)
July 5 - Summary of FY 1986 Supplemental Appropriations
July 19 - Panel OKs $45.25 Billion for Farm Spending
July 19 - SPECIAL REPORT -- AGRICULTURAL TRADE Farm Bill Fails to Raise Exports: White House, Congress Brace For An Election-Year Reaction
July 19 - SPECIAL REPORT -- AGRICULTURAL TRADE Other Countries Competing: Once a Bright Spot for U.S., Farm Exports Are Declining
July 19 - Three-Year Authorization: House Passes CFTC Measure After Reversing a Key Vote
July 26 - House OK's Agriculture Spending Bill
July 26 - House, Senate Panels Start Implementing Budget
August 2 - Members, Lyng Act on Drought Aid
August 2 - New Administration Announcement: Soviet Grain Deal Might Not Ease Hill Farm-Trade Pressure
August 9 - Game of One-Upmanship: Farm-State Members Scramble To Attack Soviet Wheat Deal
August 9 - House Passes Farm Drought-Aid Bill
August 16 - Wheat Poll Prompts Democratic Call for Legislation
August 23 - CONGRESS AT MIDYEAR: Agriculture
August 23 - Poll Spurs Drive for Federal Farming Controls, Two Sides Continue To Dispute Impact
September 13 - Election-Year Currency: PIK Certificates Prove Popular With Farmers and Lawmakers
September 13 - Many Reagan Cuts Rejected: Panel OKs New Farm Spending of $27 Billion
September 13 - Panel OKs Bill to Tighten Grain Standards
September 20 - New Farm Bills Prepared
September 20 - Reports Predict Heavy Losses: Bills Relaxing Farm Bank Rules Blocked by Debate on Bailout
September 27 - Stage Set for Major Farm Policy Debate in 1987
October 4 - New Farm Credit Bookkeeping Plan Proposed
October 11 - House Acts to Avert Bailout of Farm Banks
October 11 - Sugar Quotas Out, Leverage Deals In: Senate Bows to House Views On Contentious CFTC Issues
October 18 - Commodity Trading Commission Bill Advances
October 18 - Senate Accepts House Farm Payment Ceiling
October 25 - The 99th Congress Legislative Summary: Agriculture
November 1 - CFTC Reauthorization Bill Cleared
November 1 - Fiscal 1987 Appropriations Approved
November 1 - Hill Fervor for Farm Bill Changes Died Slowly
November 1 - Some Programs Knowingly Under-Funded: $45.2 Billion Farm Bill May Fall Short of Costs
November 8 - Senate Agriculture Committee: Panel Returns to Center of Fray
December 20 - Budget Would Cut Target Prices by 10 Percent
December 20 - Special Report: Legislative Outlook AGRICULTURE

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