Late last week, the Senate cleared a tax reform proposal that the chair of the chamber’s agriculture committee says will be beneficial to producers.
The Trump administration is escalating its trade actions against China. Trump is threatening to impose another 200 billion dollars in tariffs if China refuses to change its practices.
The House is expected to take up two immigration bills this week, and one could involve provisions impacting farm labor.
President Donald Trump announced $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods last week, leading to worry of what retaliatory tariffs could do to U.S. agriculture.
The Senate farm bill reported out of committee earlier this week could still be in line for some changes by Republican members of the Senate Ag Committee.
The Senate Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 farm bill on Wednesday.