Pick Up the Pace: Industry leaders call for work on this year’s Farm Bill

Turmoil in Washington over the Speaker of the House is having an impact on this year’s Farm Bill, which is already past due, and some ag groups say the role needs to be filled soon.

Kam Quarles with the National Potato Council says the House needs to get back to work. He tells Brownfield Ag News while this is a chaotic time on Capitol Hill, the next Speaker will have to balance working across the aisle. Quarles says they will have their work cut out for them, especially since the stopgap funding bill expires mid-November.

He is optimistic the Farm Bill can get passed soon but does not support a cycle of extensions.