Farm Bill on Hold

Disagreements among the House Agriculture Committee members regarding the nutrition title are stalling movement on the farm bill. Committee Chairman Mike Conaway and House Democrats are in conflict over the way the nutrition title handles the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, That decision means that Conaway will not meet his goal of holding a markup on the farm bill in the first quarter of 2018. Ranking Democrat Collin Peterson of Minnesota says Democrats cannot support the bill in its current form.

Reece Langley, Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council, tells SFN his thoughts on the bill’s progress…

Langley says the Council hopes to get some policy changes included in the next bill…