The House adjourned last Friday for the Holiday recess and the Senate is set to do the same today, but Farm Bill negotiators are still hard at work trying to resolve a few more details in order to provide a conference report by the first week of January.

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) said this week that a framework is close and that they plan to announce the details the first week of January. Both the House and Senate return from the Holiday recess the week of January 6. It is expected there will be a full conference committee meeting once all of the members are back, and votes may be needed on key issues that have yet to be resolved.