Let’s break down the Senate Republican’s Farm Bill framework

Reaction is coming in after Senate Republicans released their outline for the new Farm Bill. Committee leaders say it puts the ag community first and puts more “farm” in the Farm Bill.

Some of the highlights include double spending for trade programs. Expanding market access has been a priority for many ag groups since discussions began, and the U.S. trade deficit is set to hit $32 billion this year. Reference prices would see a 15 percent increase; the plan would also fund projects like broadband, as well as other key infrastructure; and Ranking Member John Boozman says SNAP recipients would not see any cuts and would continue to see adjustments for inflation.

Senator Roger Marshall joined us yesterday to take a deep dive into the framework. He referenced it to as “Christmas Day.”