Conaway: $868B House Farm Bill Could Head to Floor Mid-May

May 4, 2018 11:28 AM

Congress is on recess this week, but Chairman Mike Conaway of the House Agricultural Committee says he expects the farm bill to be ready for the floor of the House by mid-May.

On AgriTalk Thursday, Rep. Conaway (R-Texas) spoke to host Chip Flory exclusively about the bill. The same day, the Congressional Budget Office released its latest analysis of the house farm bill, putting the price tag at $868 billion.

AgDay host Clinton Griffiths explores the farm bill on AgDay above.

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Roy Ferguson II
Broken Arrow, OK
5/4/2018 04:42 PM

  Surely the farm bill legislation is for $86.8 billion instead of $868 billion!

eleva, WI
5/4/2018 09:41 PM

  They call it a farm bill but close to 80 percent of all money goes to food stamps and other food programs including schools and meals on wheels. les than 5 percent will ever benefit a farmer directly and that only happens if they sign up for every program out there.

bad axe, MI
5/5/2018 06:28 AM

  MSNBC has a article out this morning "Surging dollar could push oil prices of a cliff within a year" what do you think it's going to do to crop prices, maybe it's is 868 billion because of that but I don't think so usually the government waits until half the farmers are out of business before it bails them out.5CB0C2


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