Congress is set for recess and will not be back until Jan. 27. That means there will be only three days left to complete a Farm Bill before February.
A possible breakthrough last week may lead to finishing negotiations on dairy but food stamps and the King amendment, which restricts the state’s ability to regulate production standards are both areas of contention.
If the Farm Bill is not finished this month, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said they might have to put forward a temporary extension. Congress resumes session for three days from Jan. 17 through Jan. 29.