House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a 2018 farm bill. That agreement now awaits scoring from the Congressional Budget Office to make sure it meets fiscal constraints for farm bill funding.
On Wednesday, the Senate approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. The House is working to get its farm bill on track after some members of the GOP withheld their vote to push for immigration reform.
In addition, agricultural producers, as a group, tend to be very independent, do it ourselves types, and the transition into being people managers instead of maybe “livestock or crop managers” is not the easiest.