The bill made it through the Senate Ag Committee, but a fully approved version is still on the horizon
Last week, the farm bill was approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee, but the road to a passed bill is far from over. “Getting out of the Senate Ag Committee is just the first step,” says Jim Wiesemeyer of Informa Economics.
Congress is currently in a one-week recess. When Congress is back is session, Wiesemeyer says the farm bill completion timeline will be determined by amendments offered while the bill is in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Once the Senate passes the bill it will go to the House, which is where Wiesemeyer says we will see the most substantial changes made to the bill. “We’ve got many hurdles to jump before we get a farm bill,” Wiesemeyer says.
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