The farm bill is expected to be released early this week. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson will lead a news conference this afternoon, which should shed light on the timeline. The congressional calendar is being impacted by the death of President George H.W. Bush. Bush will like in state in the Capitol Rotunda from late this afternoon until Wednesday morning, followed by the funeral at the National Cathedral. In addition to the farm bill, the appropriations schedule will also need to be adjusted.