Reducing Production Costs: A top priority for Rep. Hinson in the next Congress

When the next session of Congress convenes in the New Year, one congresswoman says farm income needs to be a top priority.

Representative Ashley Hinson out of Iowa says the new Congress needs to focus on the increasing production costs for farmers. Hinson has heard of producers seeing a 300 percent increase this year and she says that is not sustainable long term.

Representative Hinson says she is working on policies, including programs within the new Farm Bill, that could help drive down the cost of doing business for everyone, especially farmers.


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