With the Senate Finance and
Although general agreement has been reached that $10 billion above baseline will be spent on the new Farm Bill, there is still a lot of wrangling to do as far as how that funding will be obtained. With time slipping away to complete a new farm bill, House and Senate ag leadership has been working on several issues of the farm bill without knowing the specifics about the money that will be needed to enact the bill.
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-Minn., says he wants to have a general agreement on the farm bill by midweek. Congress is recessing this Friday for Easter, so the hope is that staff can work over recess to form a final bill can be completed in the next few weeks.