Leaders of the American Farm Bureau Federation, FMI-The Food Industry Association and Feeding America held a joint news conference Wednesday at the National Press Club to emphasize their joint support for passage of a new farm bill.
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall, FMI – The Food Industry Association President and CEO Leslie Sarasin and Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said their joint message was that they are unified in support of the farm bill, but each also discussed issues of singular importance to their constituencies.
Duvall said it is important “to get a farm bill done and get it done now,” but he also acknowledged recent statements by congressional leaders that the farm bill is unlikely to be written until 2024 and said that if the farm bill is not written until next year it is vital to pass an extension by the end of 2023.
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