Trump to engage on Farm Bill

President Donald Trump will get involved with the farm bill on Thursday, and according to the Wall Street Journal, he will demand tighter work or training requirements for some food-aid recipients.

Trump will meet with House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway, R-Texas, as well as Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan. Politico also reported that Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow will join the talks.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump is expected to say he would only support the farm bill if it maintains language similar to the House GOP bill that tightens work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. That basically translates into a potential veto threat from the president.

Source: DTN