Congressional spending debate posing new challenges for farm bill writers

IARN — A changing political environment for budgeting on Capitol Hill is posing new challenges for farm bill writers, who are already facing a daunting October 1st deadline to complete work on a new bill.

Right now within the GOP there are two camps that are butting heads regarding budgeting. A Senate GOP group ready to stick with fiscal year 2023 spending figures based on the House Speaker’s debt deal with the president, and rebellious House conservatives demanding deeper cuts.

American Farm Bureau’s director of government affairs Dustin Sherer says the fight over near-term spending cuts won’t have an immediate farm bill impact.

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