Senate Ag Committee Member Anticipates One-Year Extension Of Current Farm Bill

With just over three months until the current Farm Bill expires, a first-term member of the Senate Ag Committee is predicting that they’ll need an extension while a new bill is crafted.  Kansas Republican Roger Marshall says lawmakers are still gathering input on what to include in it.

Marshall adds that he’s concerned about funding levels for farmer assistance programs like ARC and PLC when compared to food assistance programs like SNAP.

Senate appropriators last week allocated an additional $700 million for the next farm bill and eliminated the House’s push for stronger work requirements for SNAP recipients.