FARM BILL – The House farm bill is scheduled for debate and a vote on the chamber’s floor the week of May 7, according to two Democratic aides.
The farm bill is a near trillion dollar, 600-plus page legislative package that governs all aspects of the American food and agriculture system and comes up for debate only once every five or so years.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) sent a letter to House Agriculture Committee leadership outlining the organization’s reaction to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 […]
House Republicans are relying on the proposed elimination of the Conservation Stewardship Program and tightened eligibility rules and work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Program to fund other priorities in the new farm bill, according to cost estimates. Source: CBO: Farm bill taps CSP, reworks SNAP to fund […]
SNAP gets a haircut in this version. Nutrition programs account for about 80 percent of the money spent in farm bill programs, but in the past, rural states have used the nutrition title to win support from urban lawmakers who might not otherwise vote in favor of farm […]
By National Association of Wheat Growers, The House Committee on Agriculture released its language for its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. Source: First peak at 2018 Farm Bill