American Farm Bureau Federation Director of Congressional Relations Andrew Walmsley is optimistic the bill will be completed by the end of the year. “Conditions in farm country aren’t necessarily any better,” says Walmsley. “There’s a lot of folks struggling with markets and weather. One of the things they could really use is some certainty out of a five year farm bill. My conversations with staff on the Hill are getting to a pretty good spot to hopefully land this thing soon.”
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