Rep. Bacon: Congress Gets Farm Bill ‘Largely Right’
December 13th, 2018
The farm bill is headed to President Trumpâ€™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 â€œlargely right.â€
“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,â€ Bacon said.
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