Sen Grassley says farm bill still needs ironing out

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As harvest is in full swing, some soybean farmers are starting to worry about their futures when it comes to the new trade deals.

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

He said the president is working on finalizing a trade deal with Canada, Mexico, and South Korea. 

Grassley also said the farm bill should be finalized soon, they’re just ironing out some final details, but Congress can’t agree on work requirements for food stamp recipients. 

“I can’t be for it because we can never get 60 votes in the United States Senate to get a bill requiring food stamp recipients to work. So until the House backs down, I don’t think we are going to have a 5-year farm bill by early December than we are going to have to extend the 2014 farm bill for one more year.”

Both the Senate and the House have passed separate pieces of legislation. Congress must merge the two and pass a unified agreement in order to renew funding

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