NSAC 2018 Farm Bill Drill Down
In one very major way, however, the 2018 Farm Bill did take a huge step backward. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX), having lost nearly all of what was in his House bill (which sought to eliminate core conservation programs, restrict SNAP eligibility, and weaken environmental regulations), came away with a giant concession prize. Instead of closing egregious subsidy loopholes, the compromise farm bill ensured that huge commodity subsidy checks will continue to flow to the nation’s largest farms in an unlimited fashion – despite long standing statutory payment limits.

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