On Tuesday morning, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX 11th) was a guest of Congressman David Young (R-IA 3rd) for a roundtable discussion about the Farm Bill.
Right out of the gate, Chairman Conaway made mention of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). He said while it gets a lot of attention in the media, it is not the only sticking point between the House and the Senate.
Conaway says there is time to get the Farm Bill done in the lame duck session. He says we really will not “feel a bite” from the expired bill until January.
Conaway believes the negotiations aren’t strictly political. He referenced House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson’s remarks, in which Peterson said he didn’t want to start over. He wants the Farm Bill done now.