US Senator Roy Blunt stopped in Hannibal today.
The Republican spoke with local officials and business owners about their concerns. Among the topics…including infrastructure and the effect of tax cuts. The Senator also expressed confidence in the future of Missouri’s farmers. Despite the 2018 Farm Bill not passing the House of Representatives a few weeks ago, Blunt says one is on the way.
"So we will have a farm bill, it won’t be a revolutionary farm bill but hopefully it will be a farm bill that gets people encouraged to stay farming at a time when a lot of things are going to happen in food demand and we want to be a part of meeting that demand," said Senator Roy Blunt.
Blunt says food demand is expected to double in the next thirty years globally. He says a Senate Bill should be out by the middle of June, the current Farm Bill lasts until the end of September.