Lawmakers are back in Washington, getting to work on the Farm Bill

Members of the Senate are back in the nation’s capitol after their month-long August recess, and it is full steam ahead for ag lawmakers working on this year’s Farm Bill before the current one expires at the end of the month.

Despite being on break, several listening sessions were held while members were back in their home districts. The rest of the month will be a busy one on Capitol Hill, especially to avoid a government shutdown.

On Thursday, lawmakers will take a look at drinking and wastewater infrastructure programs. There will also be a committee hearing on artificial intelligence and emerging technologies. The Economic Research Service will also meet to discuss international food security.