Farm Bill Vote Expected in House

05/16/2018 - The farm bill is expected to come to a vote this week on the House floor, after more than 100 amendments to it were filed. The House Rules Committee will set terms of the debate and decide which amendments will be considered.

Amendments include a ban on soda in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, legalizing the growth of hemp, allowing whole milk to be sold during school lunches and directing the Secretary of Agriculture to review school meal regulations.

Read more information on the farm bill from the Academy.