Senate Approves 2018 Farm Bill

The farm bill passed the Senate ( MGN Image )

The 2018 Farm Bill quickly and easily crossed its first hurdle today as the Senate approved the measure on a 87 to 13 vote a day after the final conference report was made public.

The House is expected to vote Wednesday or Thursday. A House Agriculture Committee spokesperson said leadership has not yet set a time for the floor vote.

House and Senate conferees released an agreed-to report on the bill late Monday that hashed out differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill.  The final version keeps most adjustments to the Commodity Title of the bill, but does not include controversial work requirements for some nutrition assistance recipients that were included in the House version.

For details on what is included in the conference version of the farm bill check out our previous reporting:

The 2018 Farm Bill: What You Need to Know

A Farm Bill Emerges With Bipartisan Support

Farm Bill Has Support of Dairy Groups for Risk Management Programs

AgriTalk: No “Whiff of Veto” on Farm Bill

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