Next week, the Farm Bill conference committee will hold its first official meeting to negotiate the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill.  House and Senate staffers have been holding unofficial negotiations throughout August to reconcile differences between the House-approved version and the Senate’s Farm Bills.  Next Wednesday will be the first meeting of the members themselves.  

House and Senate Agriculture Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R-Texas) will be expected to issue a statement immediately after that meeting to convey how close the Committee is to reaching a final agreement.