Farm Bill negotiations have begun between the U.S. House and Senate.
The Farm Bill is a multi-year law that governs food programs and agricultural policy. It’s renewed roughly every five years. The last Farm Bill was drafted in 2014.
The House and Senate will have to agree on a final version before the current bill expires at the end of September.
Illinois is home to more than 70,000 farms, which will be affected by this bill in some way.