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What Changes Could Be on Tap for the 2018 Farm Bill?

One of the most influential policies on agriculture is the farm bill. The current farm bill will likely be renewed in 2018. Because the Republican party has a slight majority in both houses, the development, approval and implementation of the next farm bill is “likely to be a smoother process than the two-year process of the previous farm bill,” according to a recent Rabobank report.

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