December 6, 2019

House Vote on Farm Bill Conference Report Expected Today

Categories: Farm Bill

Congressional Quarterly reported yesterday that, “Despite some last minute budgeting complications, the conference report on a massive new five-year farm bill will be filed Tuesday, setting up votes as early as Wednesday in both chambers.”

The CQ article explained that, “After almost a year and a half of negotiations, Agriculture Committee members agreed to impose some new limits on crop subsidies that they hoped would win votes and satisfy the White House. The most dramatic changes are meant to prevent wealthy farmers from collecting government dollars. People with more than $500,000 in non-farm related income would not be able to collect any subsidies, while those making more than $750,000 in farm-related income would no longer be eligible for direct payments, subsidies that farmers get no matter what.”