This year will end without a new five-year Farm Bill

The Capitol hallways will soon be quiet as lawmakers prepare for their Christmas break. While the year will end without an extension of the Farm Bill, House Ag Committee Chair GT Thompson says that is no substitute for a full five-year deal.

“It is not and should not be in lieu of a comprehensive and thoughtful bipartisan five-year reauthorization of the farm bill. However, significant headwinds exist. These range from the stark politics of the 118th Congress to the costs and funding constraints across the 12 titles in the farm bill.”

House Speaker Mike Johnson says his side is waiting for a Farm Bill proposal from the Senate and notes the House has already put forth their Farm Bill plans.