Ag Committee Chair GT Thompson expected to continue to build his case around the Farm Bill this week


We should learn more about the House version of the Farm Bill this week.

Ag Committee Chair GT Thompson is expected to release a series of papers this week defending his approach. He has already released a broad outline that touches on Inflation Reduction Act funding, the thrifty food plan formula, SNAP benefits, and California’s Prop-12. However, AgriPulse reports the plan lacks any democrat support currently. Thompson has scheduled the first markup for May 23rd.

Senate Ag Chair Debbie Stabenow has released a much more thorough plan, which has the support of Democrats and Secretary Tom Vilsack. Thompson plans to meet with Stabenow some time this week to try and find common ground.