The House voted Thursday on a one-month extension of the 2008 Farm Bill. The extension bill, filed by House Agriculture Chair Frank Lucas, passed easily on a voice vote. The Senate is not expected to follow suit. The principal negotiators of the Farm Bill were also expected to hold a conference meeting Thursday. They were not expected to announce a framework agreement on the bill.
The House is not in session next week, but House Ag Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson told reporters this week that he and Chairman Lucas will be in Washington to continue Farm Bill talks.
Source: NAFB News Service