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Rick Worthington Farm Bill Vote Today
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: June 22, 2018

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The 2018 Farm Bill is still a work in progress.

The NCBA's Allison Rivera says the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee has been discussing the Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill and what it means for America's cattle and beef producers.

"The National Cattlemen's Beef Association is pleased to see the positive step of moving the Senate bill out of committee successfully. This brings us closer to providing producers with the certainty they need to focus on their operations and feed the world. While areas of improvement remain, the Senate bill does include some important provisions that address the priorities of America's cattlemen and women. We look forward to working with Congress during the next stages of the legislative process, and ultimately passing a new Farm Bill before the September 30, 2018 deadline."

There is strong divide over tying work requirements to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that's creating a hostile environment in the House.

A vote is expected today (June 22nd) if other issues don't push the scheduled discussion back.

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