2018 Farm Bill work, once formal action starts, is likely to focus on a handful of key problem areas. There won’t be a lot of money to write a new farm bill this year, so farm bill writers are expected to focus on fixing with limited dollars, a handful of 2014 bill problems.
American Farm Bureau Federation public policy executive director Dale Moore.
Other titles will also be key.
Farmers have endured five years now of low commodity prices and rising input costs.
Complicating matters, a sputtering budget process on ‘life-support,’ only to be revived by a hard-to-come-by deal on immigration issues and border wall funding.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.