Current challenges on Capitol Hill will most likely impact the Farm Bill, experts say

With the deadline for a new Farm Bill come and gone, lawmakers are now trying to finalize a plan for the nation’s spending, and that could complicate the Farm Bill process.

Bart Fischer with Texas A&M University says the current bickering on Capitol Hill is likely a good indicator of the challenges facing the Farm Bill. The 2018 legislation expired over the weekend, just as Congress passed a last-minute stopgap spending bill to keep the government running, but that deal is only good through mid-November.

Fischer says there are still a lot of unknowns regarding this year’s Farm Bill, and discussions around money for it will likely be challenging.