Work on new farm bill to begin shortly

The newest farm bill may be less than two years old – and is yet to even be fully implemented – but the House Agriculture Committee is already set to take on the next. During an April 16 press conference, Minnesota Rep. Collin Peterson, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, said a handful of pressing issues had moved him to push those with an interest in the coming legislation to begin thinking about the “broad picture of how they perceive the current (farm) bill working, or not, trends they see in the future and things we should be considering. … One of the reasons to kick this off early is to get people thinking ahead of time.”