High Hopes for the 2023 Farm Bill: What leading ag groups would like to see

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association wants better risk management in the next Farm Bill.

The group says the upcoming legislation should not only expand access, but increase funding for risk management programs like the Livestock Risk Protection and the Pasture, Range and Forage Lands programs.

Tanner Beymer is the group’s Senior Director of Government Affairs. He says the drought has taken a major toll on agriculture this year, but he remains optimistic that the Farm Bill will be approved on time.

The Farmers Business Network also has high hopes that the 2023 Farm Bill will get passed next year. Although, the group’s Head of Government Relations says a short-term extension is not out of the question.

Ken Barbic says leaders on both sides of the aisle have the intention of passing the bill on time. That was the same case back in 2018, and the legislation did not get done until December of that year, which was three months after expiration.


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