West-central Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says there are still issues standing in the way of the farm bill reaching committee agreement. Hartzler, a Republican serving as a farm bill conference committee member, says the primary disagreement is the food stamp benefit work requirements favored by House Republicans.
The Farm Bill has expired, however, the bulk of the programs authorized by that bill continue. West-central Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, a Republican serving as a farm bill conference committee member, says there are also differences between House and Senate versions of the Conservation Reserve Program.
In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive plants and land from production to improve environmental health.
Hartzler a Republican serving on the committee, says Democrats are stalling.
The main roadblock is the food stamp benefit work requirements opposed by some in both parties.