The latest Farm Bill, still in the works on Capitol Hill, is expected to top the $1 trillion mark for the first time ever.

[View our full video report above]

In 2018 the Farm Bill’s ten-year cost hit $867 billion. When all is said and done this year, the 2024 Farm Bill is ready to grow to $1.4 trillion, according to the Congressional Research Service, a 62 percent increase.

In addition, the 2024 Farm Bill will be spent by and large on nutrition. $1.1 trillion for the SNAP program, what used to be known as food stamps.

At the same time, a new survey finds those numbers largely lost on rural Nebraskans.

According to the Nebraska Rural Poll, most questioned said they were unfamiliar with federal farm policy.

Here’s the numbers:

  • 43 percent: Very Unfamiliar
  • 23 percent: Somewhat Unfamiliar
  • 27 percent: Somewhat Familiar
  • 7 percent: Very Familiar

At the same time when it comes to supporting a farm income safety net, the vast majority of those polled said they do.

  • 43 percent Somewhat in Favor
  • 31 percent Greatly in Favor
  • 9 percent oppose that safety net for farmers.

If you’re wondering who knows most about these farm policies, according to the survey its, not surprisingly, farmers; especially older, married farmers.