January 27, 2020

Farm Bill Funding Still an Issue: Nutrition, Disaster Aid and Conservation Noted

Reuters writer Charles Abbott reported yesterday that, “The chances to enact a new U.S. farm law before an informal April 18 deadline hinge on providing ‘very solid’ funding for anti-hunger programs, the Senate Agriculture Committee chairman said on Thursday.

“Chairman Tom Harkin told reporters he hoped for agreement within two days on how to pay for a $10 billion spending increase for the farm bill. With that in hand, House and Senate negotiators could then write a final version of the law, which is six months overdue.