H.R. 2, the “Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018,” finally cleared the House Floor yesterday afternoon by a vote of 213-211. The bill failed to pass the House in May by a vote of 198-213. No Democrats voted for the House Farm Bill in May or yesterday.
The House Farm Bill, contains several significant wins for independent grocers.
The Senate Agriculture Committee marked up its version of the Farm Bill earlier this month, and it is expected to head to the Senate Floor for a vote before the Independence Day recess.
The current Farm Bill does not expire until September 30.
Courtesy of National Grocers Association (NGA)