Draft farm bill not much help to farmers, Welch says

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copyright the Chronicle April 25, 2018

Although a Republican draft of the 2018 Farm Bill cleared the House Agriculture Committee on a party line vote last week, U.S. Representative Peter Welch said he doesn’t think the bill will clear the Senate and make it to the President’s desk this year.

“There had been an effort to get a bipartisan bill,” Representative Welch said Monday. “The chair came out with a Republican version that I think will pass the House with support from the Freedom Caucus.”

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