How does the Minnesota Farmers Union want the 2023 Farm Bill treated?
As Farm Bill discussions continue, the Minnesota Farmers Union wants Congress to treat the legislation as a matter of national security.
The President of the group, Gary Wertish, says he spoke with the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, recently and they both agree the 2023 Farm Bill needs a bigger budget. Wertish says Vilsack compared the bill to the U.S. Defense budget, saying it is just as important to our security.
He says we need to advocate the importance of the Farm Bill because it does not just impact farmers, it involves the entire food system.