A farm bill from North Carolina state Sen. Murray Miller, a Trump administration appointee, could become law this year.
The bill would expand federal subsidies for livestock farms.
The legislation, sponsored by Democratic Gov.
Roy Cooper, would allow states to set their own farm aid goals, with the goal of lowering food prices.
Cooper also wants to establish a new food bank program for low-income families, increase the minimum wage and increase child care subsidies for pregnant women.
The Farm Bill was created by former President George W. Bush and passed by Congress in the name of “food security” in 2007.
Since then, the Farm Bill has received more than $4 trillion in federal spending.
Some Republicans have criticized the bill for being overly broad and giving preferential treatment to large farms and dairy producers.
But critics say it is an example of the bipartisan approach of the Farm Act that has been a pillar of Republican policy.
In 2018, the bill received strong bipartisan support.
In 2019, it passed with the support of about a third of all Democrats in the Senate.
The Senate has passed the farm bill twice in the past, but the House of Representatives passed it just once in 2011.
The House passed it again in 2016.
That was the first time in 30 years that the farm legislation passed the House and the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support, but only after it had been amended by Republicans and then signed by President Donald Trump.
The farm bill would also increase the amount of feed that farmers receive in cash.
It would also provide more money for agricultural education, including free college and high school courses.
Farm bill would give federal farm aid to large farm groups to provide a boost to small farms.
Miller said he has met with farm groups and they are supportive of his proposal.
He said he hopes to get support from groups including the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association and the North Carolina Cattleman’s Association.
“I have made it clear to them, ‘we need to get this farm bill passed, it needs to get out of committee, it’s important that we do it because we can do more in the future,'” Miller said.
The federal government currently gives most of the money it spends to farmers.
The program was set up under the Bush administration in the 1980s to help farmers with higher costs of feed.
The Agriculture Department said the new bill would create more flexibility in how the federal government spends its money and more flexibility for states.
It said states would have the flexibility to set goals and would be able to choose how much food is available.
The Department of Agriculture said the bill would provide states with more flexibility to decide how much they want to spend and what they want their farms to look like.
The new bill also would provide more financial assistance for small farms and expand the number of hours they could work on their farms.
Currently, about one in five farm workers are part time or working less than 10 hours a week, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
In a statement, the National Cattlemens Association said it was “disappointed” in the farm aid bill.
The association also said it supported Miller’s approach to farm aid, but called on the federal program to be more flexible.
The American Cattlewoman’s Association said its members want more support for small, family farms.
“Farm aid is a vital support for families, which is why it is especially critical to farm groups,” the association said in a statement.
“This bill does not fully fund the program, but does allow the states to create programs that will better support small farm operations.”
Miller said in his statement that he wants to ensure the Farm Assistance Program is not just about the money, but that it is a long-term program that helps farm families.
The proposal would also expand the Department of the Interior’s Wildlife Conservation Service to include large game, including elk and moose.
The agency would also have more power to oversee grazing, hunting and trapping.
The proposed Farm Bill would also allow farmers to apply for federal crop insurance coverage, as well as for new food stamp eligibility.
The Congressional Budget Office estimated that the Farm Aid Program would provide an estimated $3 billion to $4 billion in farm subsidies.
The Corn Growers Association said the Farm and Ranch Act of 2017 would not provide a net benefit to farmers because it would increase food prices by $1,000 per person.
It added that it was concerned about the loss of federal land and the cost of the extension of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Families with Dependents.