Farm Bill: Where are We Now?

Will Jordan General

by Will Jordan

Gregg Doud, National Milk Producer’s Federation

Missing their September 30 deadline for passage of a Farm Bill, Congress still has work to do. A stop-gap funding bill extended government funding for another 45 days, yet turmoil in the House of Representatives leaves concern among agricultural groups. 81.1% of $1.5 Trillion in funding for the Farm Bill goes towards funding SNAP programs leaving a small margin for crop insurance and other programs to share. During a recent press conference at World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI, Gregg Doud, National Milk Producers Federation COO, shared that funding discussions essentially come down to “regional fights over what’s left over in the pie.” Hear more from NMPF’s Doud on why the Farm Bill takes so much time to get right.