The House Agriculture Committee held seven Farm Bill listening sessions this year with the goal of hearing what farmers and commodity groups are looking for in the next Farm Bill. Ranking member Collin Peterson says they heard from people in a lot of different ag sectors.
Cotton and dairy groups are looking for some extra help from the new Farm Bill.
He says it’s going to be a challenge to figure out how to fund all the programs producers need to succeed
Any areas of the Farm Bill that staff members can’t get agreement on gets moved back to committee staff members to deal with.
Peterson says there is a chance the Farm Bill process will be finished in the House by the end of this year.
Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.