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Rick Worthington Post Election Concerns
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: November 15, 2018

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The election is over, and there are some changes in Washington DC that could well effect those in Agriculture.

This comes as the country is more deeply divided than ever along partisan lines, and it's likely that gridlock, rather than cooperation, will be the dominant theme of the next two years with Democrats newly in control of the House pitted against the Republican-held Senate.

The NCBA's Colin Woodall says, ag issues are going to be dealt with.

First up is passing the farm bill. The House and the Senate each approved a version, but the effort remains mired in conference committee. One big sticking point: The current Republican-backed House bill would require more food stamp recipients to work, while the Senate wouldn't.

Republicans are likely to push to approve a compromise bill before the party hands over the baton. Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson, ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee, told reporters Wednesday that he would focus on passing the legislation during the lame-duck session, according to Reuters.

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