Grassley optimistic farm bill will be completed by end of year

IARN — There is saber rattling taking place from both sides of the aisle as the farm bill reaches the stretch run and questions arise as to if it will be completed by the end of the year. Some Republicans want reform for SNAP benefits with new work requirements. Democrats warn that “playing partisan SNAP politics” caused issues for the farm bill in 2014 and 2018, jeopardizing safety net programs for farmers. Despite the back and forth by the two sides, one key Senate Ag Committee Republican is signaling optimism on the farm bill being finished in time.

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