Efforts to rewrite the farm bill fizzled out last year when the legislation expired.  The latest version was extend the latest version for another 12 months.  Arkansas Congressman and Ag Committee member Rick Crawford says efforts to rework the governing piece could begin in April.

“Maybe more realistic to think the first part of May, but at any rate we’ll get it done and it will go to the floor I think sometime in the summer.  Crawford says “I think we have a good shot at reconciling the Senate version, they’re going to stick with what they did last year but I feel really comfortable that we’re going to be able to reconcile those two very effectively.”

Crawford expects the House version to mimic what was created by the group last year.  The farm bill extension will expire September 30th.