House Agriculture Committee members at farm bill listening session at Richland Community College Holly Spangler, Farm Progress

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Farm bill session lays out priorities

Illinois session focuses on crop insurance, FMD vaccine bank, conservation funding and overall requests for upcoming farm bill.

The House Agriculture Committee held its fourth listening session Wednesday, and related themes show common ground in how the committee plans to tackle the task ahead. Farm bill discussions are gearing up, but it remains a tall order to have a bill passed in early 2018 ahead of the midterm election year for Congress.

House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson (D., Minn.) said he’s committed to passing a bill “sooner rather than later” and promised to

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