May 21, 2018

Senate Farm Bill Debate Underway: Sens. Klobuchar & Chambliss Speak on Payment Issues

Categories: Farm Bill

Reuters writer Charles Abbott reported on Thursday that, “The Senate could pass its $288 billion farm bill to boost food stamp benefits and for the first time guarantee crop revenue by the end of next week under an agreement on Thursday that broke a month-long impasse.”

Mr. Abbott noted that, “‘With swift action in the Senate, this bill can pass our chamber by the holiday recess,’ said Agriculture Committee chairman Tom Harkin in a statement. Only hours before, the Iowa Democrat warned that a parliamentary ‘train wreck’ might derail the bill.