Members of the entire farm bill conference committee, nine U.S. senators and 47 U.S. representatives in all, met in early September to deliberate on and make decisions about competing language in the House and Senate versions of the farm bill,…
Farm Bureau is asking members to contact congressional members and keep the pressure on to pass an effective farm bill this year.
With the current farm bill set of expire in September, it is an encouraging sign that new legislation has passed through the House Committee on Agriculture in less than a week. The vote moves to the full U.S. House of Representatives soon, but the legislation still has a long way to go before it becomes law.
With economic challenges facing agriculture, underscored by deeper concerns in some commodity sectors, the American Farm Bureau Federation board of directors outlined the organization’s key objectives for the 2018 Farm Bill.