Farm bill expires, House at recess
The Cattle Business Weekly
Senate and House farm bill conferees failed to resolve differences in their respective farm bills drafted to replace the Agricultural Act of 2014 before it expired Sept. 30. The House of Representatives is in recess and will not reconvene until after the Nov. 6 mid-term elections. The lame-duck Congress will have to find enough common ground to pass a new farm law or it will have to extend the 2014 law. If the 2014 farm law is extended, Congress will have to determine the length of the extension.