The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is rolling out the Trump administration’s vision for the 2018 farm bill. The ag department is calling the four-page document “the statement of principles.”
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue rolled out the farm bill plan during a town hall meeting in Pennsylvania. While the farm bill is generated by the House of Representatives, Perdue hopes lawmakers will use the document as a guide to craft legislation.
Some text in the document has an emphasis on making sure Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients are back to work, which is a priority for the GOP.
AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben talks with Farm Journal policy analyst, Jim Wiesemeyer about the how the administration wants a closer connection between work and the benefit.