Late last week, the Senate passed the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (S. 3042). The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), easily passed by a vote of 86 to 11.
Highlights include a wide range of provisions that impact farmers, the rural economy, and food and nutrition programs. The bill also includes an important provision to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through the end of 2018. The NFIP is currently scheduled to lapse at the end of July.