Congressman Dave Loebsack, with Congressman Collin Peterson of Minnesota, held a forum over the weekend to discuss the Farm Bill with constituents. Loebsack believes that direct payments need to end and have crop insurance.
He says that he forsees the bill going to a conference committee soon, but that it is difficult to tell what will happen. The Senate did pass a Farm Bill that included the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, however the House did not.
The current extension of the Farm Bill expires September 30th.