No farm bill due to lame-duck Congress Farmers left with uncertainty
Congress has adjourned until after the November elections without action on a new farm bill. This presents farmers with a great deal of uncertainty moving forward.
University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Scott Brown says that after many months of negotiations and listening sessions, Congress failed to advance new farm policy.
“The Senate did end up passing a farm bill from the floor and although the House did pass a bill out of committee it never reached the House floor, which is the next step in the process,” Brown said.
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