Smith: New farm bill "unlikely" before November elections
Third District Congressman Adrian Smith thinks it's unlikely a new Farm Bill will be passed before provisions of the old one expire at the end of the month or before the November elections.
The full Senate and the House Ag Committee have passed versions of the Farm Bill, but House GOP leaders have so far refused to bring the committee bill to the floor and Smith doesn't see that changing before Congress adjourns at the end of the week.
Smith says he favors the House extending the current Farm bill for three months rather a one year extension.
Smith says 80% of the money in the farm bill goes to the food stamp program, and that's the biggest hurdle for the new farm bill in the House.
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