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Soybean leader concerned about farm bill in election year

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The American Soybean Association’s government affairs director says she’s concerned about how the elections might impact progress on a new farm bill.

Virginia Houston tells Brownfield that good agriculture policy can be delayed or stopped. “There are concerns, of course, of the farm bill becoming a political football much as we saw in 2016 with the Trans-Pacific Partnership. That had good momentum to being passed and then that became a talking point in the debate and all of a sudden, it failed, and we don’t want to see that happen to the farm bill.”

Houston says first, Washington must figure out how to fund all government.

Soybean leader concerned about farm bill in election year