Congressional agricultural leadership and farm bill conferees have been meeting over the past several weeks to discuss the differences in the House and Senate farm bills.
Despite some progress, a lack of consensus on key items (nutrition and commodity title reform) is jeopardizing the completion of the farm bill as we head into the Thanksgiving break.
Complicating the process is the level of budget savings that must evolve from agricultural and food nutrition programs (primarily SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
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