Work has begun on drafting the next Farm Bill

There is word that a Farm Bill draft is already underway.

The ranking member of the Senate Ag Committee, Senator John Boozman, says work has begun on the trillion-dollar legislation but they are going forward with hearings to better understand several topics before making any decisions. He says an increase in reference prices will likely be considered as well as foreign ag land legislation.

The first Farm Bill hearing of the new year will be held this Wednesday over trade and horticulture.