New Speaker, Mike Johnson, has his eyes set on the Farm Bill

Agriculture is front and center again in Washington, with the newly seated Speaker of the House getting straight to work, and he has his eyes set on the Farm Bill.

Speaker Mike Johnson laid out his timeline to get the House back on track. He sent a letter to colleagues saying he wants the House to pass the Farm Bill in December.

House Ag Committee Chair GT Thompson says while he has not discussed details with the new Speaker yet, he is pleased to see Farm Bill dates on the calendar.

Johnson’s letter to lawmakers did not mention an extension of the Farm Bill, which some believe will be a likely requirement given recent delays.