Lawmakers say they’re far from reaching agreement on a new farm bill, but farmers and consumers needn’t fear. The prospect of $10-a-gallon milk next year likely will ensure that Congress passes some kind of extension of the 2018 farm bill by early 2024.
Former House Ag Committee Chair Collin Peterson is calling on House GOP leaders to find the votes to pass the next farm bill not in the conservative flank of the Republican party, but among the chamber's more moderate Democrats.
Former House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson has a message for House Republican leaders. There are plenty of Democratic votes to pass a farm bill, unless the GOP drives them away with changes forced by hard-line conservatives.
As Congress prepares to begin replacing the 2018 farm bill with new legislation, a thorough study of how long the process has taken before offers insight into how long the upcoming undertaking might last.
A former agriculture secretary, House speaker and House Agriculture Committee chairman are all expressing optimism that Congress can pass a new farm bill this year despite the sharp political divide in Congress and fractured House GOP conference.
Although the mid-term election results aren't final, House Republicans may have a very thin majority in the next Congress to pass a farm bill that will be a top priority for many in the party's rural base.
The Biden administration and congressional Democrats are aiming to use the agriculture provisions in the Build Back Better bill to jump-start farmers’ work on climate-related farming practices and potentially create permanently higher levels of funding for conservation programs.