Farm Bill Web Site Ready
It is designed to provide updates and information related to the 2018 Farm Bill.
In a statement Conaway said he's still committed to completing a farm bill on time, adding, "We've spent the past three years preparing—holding 113 hearings and six listening sessions around the country. We recognize what's at stake. We're working on getting the policy right and will use this site as a resource as we advance the next farm bill."
He says he does not anticipate significant changes to Title 1, but there will be changes in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and the Price Loss Coverage programs. He also says plans for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program should line up with Republican goals of tightening up federal spending. The Republican from Texas is optimistic about keeping things on track and getting a floor vote scheduled by March. A working draft of the bill is already at the Congressional Budget Office. Conaway's goal is to have the farm bill wrapped up by the time that welfare reform discussions gain traction on Capitol Hill.