Farm Bill has Passed

President Donald Trump is expected to sign the farm bill next week, reported Jim Wiesemeyer of ProFarmer. The farm bill easily cleared the House on Wednesday, 369-47. 

The vote included just three Democrats who voted against the bill: Ron Kind (D-Wis.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas). 

House Ag ranking member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) said, “After a rocky start, I’m just proud to turn a partisan bill into a bipartisan bill. That’s the way Congress is supposed to work."

The five-year legislation largely continues current farm and nutrition policy. It is projected to cost $867 billion over a decade.