2018 Farm Bill Update

Unfortunately Congress did not come to agreement or pass an extension on the Farm Bill; while legislators will continue working on the bill, a vote is unlikely until after the elections. Current contracts will not be affected for any of the programs; but, without new legislation, new enrollments will not be accepted for programs like Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP). The significant exception is the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which was reauthorized in separate legislation earlier this year; so, new applications for EQIP could be successful.