The 2014 Farm Bill expired this weekend and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway is frustrated. Conaway says progress has been made, but more work needs to be done. The Texas lawmaker is downplaying any talk of an extension. “I’m not engaging in those conversations at all because that would mean that I’ve quit and given up. I don’t quit and I don’t give up.” There’s been speculation the farm bill process has been delayed until a new Congress is in place. Conaway says that is not the case. “We need to do our job to finish off in 2018. The one guy who would benefit directly if the House flipped as the results of the election is (Ranking Member) Collin Peterson and he has said in very emphatic terms that he also wants this farm bill done in ’18.”
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