The bill was passed out of committee, Wednesday.
The farm bill was passed out of committee late Wednesday night and now awaits action by the House and Senate.
Jack Fisher, Executive Vice President of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, calls the bill a "business plan for American agriculture for the next five years."
Fisher tells Clear Channel's Joel Riley as much as 85 percent of the bill concerns nutrition programs, and not surprisingly, that is where a lot of debate on spending is taking place. It also addresses trade, conservation and risk-management issues for farmers.
While Fisher admits there's a consensus that needs to be built, he's confident the bill will pass.
As for how the planting season is looking for farmers, Fisher says it was a wet spring but the corn crop should be in by now and they're getting ready to start planting soybeans.