Vilsack on Farm Bill: When small operations thrive, there’s more people living in rural communities

House lawmakers took Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack to task as discussions continue about the 2023 Farm Bill.

“And I’m hopeful that as we work together to fashion a Farm Bill, that we indeed can create real opportunities for small and mid-sized farming operations because when they survive, when they thrive, it means they are more people living in rural communities. With more people, we can keep those schools open; we can expand hospital and healthcare opportunities. We can create new opportunities and customers in those small businesses that are so vital to a small community.”

Vilsack will also be questioned today by the Senate Ag Appropriations Committee.

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