The House Agriculture Committee is drafting the next farm bill and could bring the bill for consideration by the full House of Representatives yet this year. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway commented last week on the timeframe of getting the 2018 Farm Bill through the House and Senate.
Conaway says the Committee and staff are putting “pencil to paper now” on drafting the next farm bill, including the nutrition title.
He says the Senate is considering a similar timeframe.
The House Agriculture Committee held a farm bill listening session in New York Monday. The event was one of many across the U.S. to gain input from farmers and ranchers on the next farm bill.
Conaway also visited Canada over the weekend to talk agriculture in the North American Free Trade Agreement, and to urge Canada to take the negotiations seriously, while working quickly to finish the effort.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.