Too Expensive: Biden’s plan for boosting crop production hits snag in Congress

The Biden administration’s plan to boost U.S. crop production has hit a snag in Congress.

The original plan called for loan expansions for farmers who double-crop, but the Congressional Budget Office found it to be too expensive.

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says that he is working with lawmakers on some new ideas, including funding that would offset the penalty for planting crops after a prevent plant claim. He told Agri-Pulse that he could also make some administrative changes to expand the number of counties where double cropping is insurable. He gave no timeline for a decision.


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