After the house and senate passed their versions of the farm bill before the Fourth of July holiday, optimists thought the momentum would carry through to deliberation. However, those talks have not begun and the House is on break for the month of August. American Farm Bureau’s Andrew Walmsley said that’s just two weeks away.
Revisions to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will likely be a major hangup in discussions and could lengthen the process. The current Farm Bill expires September 30 which would give the debate a short window to conclude.
Walmsley will have an update on farm bill talks at this year’s Citrus Expo on August 15 and 16 in Fort Myers, Florida. Find out more at CitrusExpo.net.