Farm Bill Development Likely Early in 2018

With Congress near the finish line for tax reform, other legislative matters are beginning to have some time and attention, and that includes the farm bill.  It’s expected that the House Agriculture Committee would take the first steps towards developing the next farm bill as early as January or February.  The current farm bill is scheduled to expire following the 2018 crop year and will need to be reauthorized either through extensions or a new five year bill.

More below:

http://agfax.com/2017/12/07/farm-bill-congress-hopes-to-tackle-it-sooner-rather-than-later/
https://agriculture.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=4160
https://www.agri-pulse.com/media/podcasts/76-agri-pulse-daily-voice/play/8790-dec-13-2017-perdue-eyes-unified-farm-bill-with-some-nutrition-tweaks
http://www.deltafarmpress.com/farm-bill/funding-timing-will-be-critical-issues-farm-bill-debate
https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/10359-perdue-usda-to-be-consultant-to-congress-on-farm-bill

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