AFBF wants CA Producer Input on Next Farm Bill

AFBF wants CA Producer Input on Next Farm Bill

Lawmakers have started the process of creating the 2023 Farm Bill and the American Farm Bureau Federation is working on gathering farmers’ priorities. Sam Kieffer, AFBF Vice President of Public Policy, says many lawmakers will be gathering information from farmers this summer.

“Right now, our team is generating resources and analyses to be unveiled in the coming weeks and that information will be available to state and county Farm Bureaus, as our state and county Farm Bureaus start holding their policy development discussions throughout the summer and the fall. And we welcome the thought and the input of members all across the country, on how current farm bill programs can be improved, replaced, or redeveloped.”

Kieffer outlines the early priorities to see in the next farm bill.

“We’re focused on maintaining and strengthening the important risk management tools. We're also focused on working lands conservation and other mechanisms that provide both environmental benefit and the ability for food production. We're also going to make sure that rural America has the connectivity and the tools it needs to compete in a digital era. And lastly, but certainly not least, we're going to be focused on making sure this farm bill is bipartisan.”

Contact your county Farm Bureau to get involved.

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