Congress buys more time to pass expensive farm bill with limited time ahead

U.S. Sen. John Boozman (left) and U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, both R-Ark., are shown in these undated file photos. (Left, AP/Alex Brandon; right, courtesy photo)
U.S. Sen. John Boozman (left) and U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, both R-Ark., are shown in these undated file photos. (Left, AP/Alex Brandon; right, courtesy photo)


WASHINGTON -- Congress was supposed to pass a new farm bill by Sept. 30, but that did not happen.

As the U.S. Senate and House agriculture committees worked through the year on reviewing the 2018 law and considering possible changes, progress was marred by developments on and away from Capitol Hill.

The...