Tentative Deal Reached on Farm Bill

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Negotiators in Congress have struck a tentative deal on the Farm Bill. “We’re pleased to announce that we’ve reached an agreement in principle on the 2018 Farm Bill,” House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R- Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), announced in a joint statement. The lawmakers noted that there is more work to be done, including finalizing legal and report language as well as Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scores, but indicated that this work is a priority. “We are committed to delivering a new farm bill to America as quickly as possible.”

Details of the bill were not released, but CNN reported that it would not include stricter work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

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