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Farm Bureau Eager for Farm Bill to Progress


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AFBF Staff

photo credit: AFBF Photo, Philip Gerlach

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented today on the House and Senate Agriculture committees releasing title-by-title overviews of the 2024 farm bill.

“AFBF appreciates the House and Senate Agriculture committees’ progress to enact a new, modernized farm bill this year. We’re encouraged to see both proposals acknowledge that programs farmers and ranchers across the country use require additional investment in the face of falling commodity prices and increased inflation. And both proposals recognize the important role farmers and ranchers play in protecting our land, water and air through voluntary, working lands conservation programs.

“Details are important, however, and there is still a lot of work to do. While there will inevitably be disagreements on specific provisions and funding levels of several programs, we encourage both chairs to hold a markup this month so that all members of the Agriculture committees can bring their ideas forward. We urge lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to work together in a bipartisan manner to find consensus and pass a farm bill before the extension expires this year.

“Farm Bureau stands ready to work with lawmakers in both chambers to provide insight and guidance on whether each proposal would – positively or negatively – impact the hard-working and resilient families who continue to put healthy, safe and affordable food on the table for everyone in this country and beyond.”

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