Lawmakers feel the September deadline for the 2023 Farm Bill is unlikely

In less than two weeks, members of Congress will return to Washington after their August recess, which is less than a month before the 2018 Farm Bill expires.

Politico is reporting House Ag Committee Chair GT Thompson is trying to work with lawmakers upset over the price tag on this year’s legislation. At more than a trillion dollars, it is set to be the most expensive Farm Bill in history.

Thompson had previously hoped to have a draft version of the Bill on the floor by the end of this month. It all comes when lawmakers are trying to avoid a government shutdown. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says if the Farm Bill is not done by the end of December, it will likely need to be extended by one year.

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