Rep. Bacon: Congress Gets Farm Bill ‘Largely Right’

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December 13th, 2018

The farm bill is headed to President Trump’s desk after both the Senate and House passed the bill, the latter by a wide margin.

The legislation reauthorizes agriculture and conservation programs, supports struggling dairy farmers, and legalizes cultivation of industrial hemp. There were no significant changes made to food stamps, despite a push from Trump and conservatives to create new work requirements for the program.

NET News Director Dennis Kellogg recently sat down with Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) for his thoughts on the bill. Bacon believes that Congress got it “largely right.”

“I think what we have is better than the previous farm bill and it’s clearly better than what we would have had if we would have had a no vote today and it goes to the next Congress with Nancy Pelosi being the speaker,” Bacon said.

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