Farm Bill reauthorization unlikely by September 30 deadline
Kentucky’s top Republican is promising action on the Farm Bill, but not by the original expected deadline.
Congress is running out of legislative days before the September 30 expiration of the current Farm Bill.
Sen. Mitch McConnell says the timeline is shifting to beyond September for reauthorizing the five-year bill that sets policy for farm, conservation, nutrition, and other areas overseen by the Agriculture Department.
The minority leader told the Kentucky Farm Bureau a deal will come together.
"Somehow we'll all put that together, not before September 30," the Republican said. "But we'll all put that together and look out the best they can for our rural and small town America."
Roll Call reports the new deadline for reauthorization appears to be December 31.