Ag groups anxious as Farm Bill marches ahead

The Senate Agriculture Committee moved their version of the Farm Bill out of committee in a vote of 20-1 on Wednesday, offering farmers and ranchers across the country hope that a resolution on the bill might be in sight before it expires on September 30.

“We’re definitely happy to see the Senate move forward,” said Michelle Jones, president of the Montana Grain Growers Association. “We were certainly encouraged by McConnell’s statement that he would bring the bill to the floor for a vote ahead of the July 4 recess.”

The House version of the bill failed in late May, spiking anxiety in an industry already plagued by uncertainty. Over the last several months, American agriculture has found itself squarely in the crosshairs of U.S. trading partners retaliating against tariffs imposed on their exports by the Trump administration, leading to uncertainty in markets. Since the back and forth between the U.S.

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