Anthony Aerts, Esq.
Alexandra Curry, Legal Executive Assistant – Agriculture Practice Group
The U.S. farm bill has a tremendous impact on farmers, ranchers, and rural communities in general. Congress considers a new farm bill package approximately once every five years to reauthorize vital programs for the agricultural industry, and in some years, significant changes. On December 20, 2018, The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) was signed into law by President Trump. The bill that became law originated in the House of Representatives in April 2018 and was introduced by the Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Conway (R-TX). After passage in both the House and the Senate, the bill was reviewed by a conference committee containing select members of the House and Senate before being sent to the President’s desk for signature.