The farm bill remains in limbo until the budget allocation is locked down. Farm groups have asked for an increase in reference prices, but Pro Farmer Washington Policy Analyst Jim Wiesemeyer says that will be a big lift because of the cost. At the AgCountry Farm Credit Services AgFocus Conference, Wiesemeyer said House Agriculture Committee Chair Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson is hard at work on the farm bill. “His Speaker, Mike Johnson, wants a farm bill because they have to show that they can actually do work in the House, but ‘GT’ Thompson has said he will not release what they call a Chairman’s Mark until the House is in for three consecutive weeks and that’s not going to happen until March at the earliest.”
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