Farm Bill Negotiators Look for the Finish Line


November 27, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) Negotiators have their eyes on the finish line for a new Farm Bill. They indicate a final draft is close, but forest management provisions could hold up progress. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tells National Public Radio that litigation has stalled fire suppression efforts, but the new bill could authorize funds to reduce risk. The House version of the bill includes the Resilient Federal Forests Act. The provision is opposed by environmentalists because it expedites approvals for logging in national forests. See video above for more details.