Signal to Noise: Impeachment Plays a Role in USMCA Delay

02:27PM Nov 22, 2019
Signal to Noise
DC Signal To Noise Podcast
( Farm Journal )

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) this week said a vote on the U.S., Canada, Mexico agreement will likely slide into 2020. Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesmeyer said the delay is a sign that impeachment hearings are taking a toll on progress in Washington.

There is a glimmer of hope, however, for the biodiesel tax credit. This week's DC Signal to Noise podcast looks at a narrow window at the end of the year that could provide an opening for renewal of the tax incentive that lapsed two years ago.

Also on tap for this week's podcast: analysis of the latest Democratic debate, a push for assistance for sugar beet growers, Senator Charles Grassley's (R-Iowa) continued fight for the Renewable Fuels Standard and more.

Participants this week include AgriTalk Radio host Chip Flory, editor of Farm Journal's MILK Anna-Lisa Laca, Farm Journal news director John Herath and Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesemeyer.