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Lawmakers involved in the 2023 Farm Bill agreed on Sunday to a mutual commitment to “get it done” in 2024. In solidarity, the group affirmed the goal after Republican representatives released a proposal to fund USDA operations through January 19 of the new year to extend the 2018 Farm Bill by one year. If Congress doesn’t approve the extension on Friday of this week, government funding will run out.

House Speaker Mike Johnson unveiled a two-part funding package that provides funding for some federal options, including USDA, through Feb 2 and would extend the 2018 Farm Bill through September 30 of next year. The ongoing debate regarding nutrition policies in the farm bill continues to stymie progress. More than two dozen House Republicans have sponsored legislation to tighten eligibility requirements for food stamps.

Read more on farm bill updates here.


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