As stopgap spending bill heads to vote, farm businesses to avoid

As stopgap spending bill heads to vote, farm businesses to avoid direct impact

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The House and Senate Appropriations Committees are set to vote this week on a new stopgap spending bill to keep the government running. But it would only keep it running through December 20th.

Lawmakers plan to use the time to work out key differences on agriculture and other spending bills, but American Farm Bureau Budget Adviser, RJ Karney says everything is up in the air.

Despite the uncertainty, Karney says there shouldn't be too much of a direct impact on farm business decisions. Mandatory aspects of the farm bill like ARC and PLC payments will still be fully maintained.

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