Farm Bill Uncertainty
MTN News reports delays in the current draft of the federal Farm Bill are creating uncertainty among Montana’s agricultural community. Originally drafted in the 1930s following the Dust Bowl and Great Depression, the U.S. Farm Bill was designed to help American farmers get through tough times. But over the years, with the passage of new bills; It has opened the door for controversy in Congress revolving around the numerous programs covered by the Farm Bill. The 115th U.S. Congress began working on the current Farm Bill draft in 2016, which, despite a year and a half of work Congress, has yet to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The previous bill expired in September of this year. Many obstacles don’t actually affect the farming community, as 80 percent of the bill covers nutrition programs. Get the whole story at; KTVQ.com.