Could the 2018 Farm Bill create more work for the Congressional Budget Office?

The extension of the 2018 Farm Bill is raising some budget questions.

This time last year, Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack was confident Congress would craft and pass new farm legislation before the end of 2023, but the tone soon changed as the year went on. While the one-year extension will not bring many changes to you on the farm, it could create more work for the folks at the Congressional Budget Office.

“The changes they want to make depend upon the Congressional Budget Offices scoring of the bill, and so they have to rescore, do following commodity prices, change the dynamics for the tweaks that the Farm Bill writers want to make,” said Seth Meyer.

Congress is expected to convene for the new year on Monday, just before many federal programs will expire on January 19th.