USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey says he anticipates producers will be able to use new online tools by the end of the year.
On Friday, the House voted down a farm bill for the second time in five years.
An amendment that would have drastically changed federal sugar policy suffered a bipartisan defeat on the House floor Thursday, helping ag lawmakers avoid a change that could have tanked the farm bill.
House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway kicked off floor debate for the farm bill on Wednesday, kicking off a process that will unfold through the rest of the week.
The House is set to consider a farm bill this week, and Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts wants his bill to be not far behind.
A congressional deadline for North American Free Trade Agreement talks is right around the corner, giving negotiators only two more days to finish up their deal making.