Farm Bill Gets Additional 365
We’ll give you another 365. Robbie Minnich, senior government relations representative with the National Cotton Council, provides an update on the recent announcement that the Farm Bill will be extended until September 30, 2024…
“The House and the Senate Agriculture Committees have continued to work on the full Farm Bill but, as everyone knows, it expired back on September 30 and since a full bill hasn’t been passed by the House and the Senate and signed into law by the President, an extension of the current law was needed. Congress stepped up to the plate and included that on its continuing resolution that both funded the government until early next year but also extended the Farm Bill until September 30 of 2024. In the House, the bill passed by a vote of 336-95 and in the Senate by a vote of 87-11. So with the Farm Bill, it extends the baseline provisions for nearly one year. And there were a number of programs including the PIMA Cotton Trust Fund that didn’t have baseline going forward and so Congress was able to find funding for those programs that would not have been extended under just a straight extension of the Farm Bill so that they remain active and intact and working next year."
Again Robbie Minnich, National Cotton Council.