Speaker Mike Johnson wants to have the farm bill on the House floor by late December. Livestock Marketing Association Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs Chelsea Good describes that as an aggressive timeline but remains optimistic. A short-term farm bill extension would still be necessary to conference with the Senate. “I think that the ideal situation would be a product that gets worked on in early 2024 to avoid the election timeframe,” Good told RRFN. “Also, keep in mind that we’ve got certain people like Chairwoman (Debbie) Stabenow of the Senate Ag Committee that e announced that they’re not gonna run for reelection so I think she’s pretty motivated to get something done here in her last term of Congress.”
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