The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, a five-year bill that covers a variety of nutrition and agricultural government programs, was passed by the Senate on Dec. 11 and by the House on Dec. 12. Importantly, completion of the 2018 farm bill marks the first time in nearly 30 years that a farm bill was enacted within the year for which programs were authorized.
Bipartisan support for the 2018 farm bill resulted in final passage by wide margins in both the House and Senate. A recent Market Intel delves into how the farm bill, both the original legislation passed in each chamber and the conference report, fared in the House and Senate on the state and the congressional district levels.
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