Two years ago, the 2014 Farm Bill passed after one of the most contentious battles in recent history. Not only did it take an extra year to pass, but it also nearly blew up after conservatives sought - unsuccessfully - to split it into two bills.
Now all eyes have turned to the 2018 Farm Bill, and according to POLITICO, some aren't wasting any time in starting the next round of discussions and debates.
Capitol Hill is already debating block-granting food stamps, high crop support payouts and requests from cotton growers for new subsidies. These debates could be the prelude to bigger battles on the horizon, namely after the November elections determine who is in control of the White House and the Senate.