The 2013 Farm Bill conference committee had its first meeting Oct. 30. Among those serving on the committee, which is tasked with determining the final language of the bill, is Congressman Mike McIntyre, who represents our part of North Carolina.
A part of the bill proposed by Rep. Steve King of Iowa is getting a lot of attention, and rightly so.
The King Amendment, which is Section 11312 of the Farm Bill, H.R. 2642, prohibits “interference by state and local governments with production or manufacture of items in other states.”