Congress has agreed to extend the 2018 Farm Bill until September 2024, which was included in the agreement to extend government funding. This additional provision ensures important funding for agriculture programs will not end at the end of 2023. The extension also gives legislators another chance to work toward an updated bill in the new year.

The agreement was spearheaded by bipartisan leadership in House and Senate Agriculture Committees. It is part of a stopgap funding effort that helped avoid a government shutdown. Read more about the agreement and other USDA updates here.