INSIDE WASHINGTON: Farm bill front and center

Top areas of reform include cotton, dairy, CRP and fixing ARC nuances in upcoming farm bill debate.

It may be February, but the farm bill is top-of-mind for leaders of both the House and Senate agriculture committees. Consistent themes are emerging, and it appears that the 2018 farm bill will be more about fine-tuning rather than a complete overhaul or new ideas.

House Agriculture Committee chairman Mike Conaway (R., Texas) spoke before the U.S. Department of Agriculture Ag Outlook Forum and explained that the backdrop for this farm bill is dramatically different from 2014, when far

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