2018 Farm Bill Updates
The 2014 farm bill expires on September 30, 2018. On June 21, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed their version of the 2018 farm bill by a vote of 213-211. Meanwhile, on June 28, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed their version of the 2018 farm bill by a vote of 86-11. Congress has selected the conference committee and they are reconciling the differences between the two bills.
The table below outlines the major changes to Title I that passed the House and/or Senate that are relevant to row crop and dairy production. This information was compiled by Dr. Adam N. Rabinowitz and Dr. Levi Russell from the House version and the Senate version. Dr. Rabinowitz is maintaining this information and can be contacted with questions.
Keep in mind that none of the changes in the House or Senate versions have become law. The next step is for the conference committee to come to an agreement on a unified version of the farm bill that will then need to pass both chambers of Congress. Once that occurs, President Trump will need to sign the bill for it to become law. We will update this page as necessary.