Former Agriculture Secretary Laments Gridlock on Farm Bill
4/3/2018 | 9:46 AM CDT
By Chris Clayton , DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mike Johanns, who worked on farm bills as both an Agriculture Secretary and U.S. senator, is becoming less optimistic that Congress will complete a farm bill this year.
Johanns, in a phone interview with DTN, noted the problem with debate over the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and mid-term elections are complicating the prospects.
“The farm bill is more than stalled. It’s tied up in election-year politicking for sure,” Johanns said.
After two terms as Nebraska’s governor, Johanns led USDA from 2005-2007, then was in the U.S. Senate […]