National Potato Council Vice-President of Public Policy Kam Quarles says the nutrition title is still the hang-up in the farm bill discussions. The fate of the farm bill right now is determined by this language. “It’s really kind of a guessing game right now. Clearly, the staffs have been working and speaking a great deal with a number of the constituent groups to make sure that the agricultural policy, most of those issues are ironed out when they finally get the go ahead on these on these big overriding political and policy issues like SNAP.” If there’s a short extension of the current farm bill, almost 40 programs would technically not have money to continue to operate. Quarles says that becomes an issue if there’s a longer extension.
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