Farm Bill Passes the Senate

The FarmBill easily passed the Senate last evening. With the House’s bill passing last week, the bills will now go to Conference Committee. The discussion will likely center around SNAP and reducing other costs around the entitlement program.

With the passage of the Farm Bill, and FSA’s beginning to transition to seedcotton away from the generic base, it appears that cotton is on track to be a full player once again in the farm program.

The only Southeastern Senator to vote against the bill was Senator Burr from NC. Only eleven voted against the bill and all were Republican.