Congress Farm Bill Review and Gas Prices Down Again
**Florida Ag Commissioner Nikki Fried is encouraging Florida’s food and nutrition producers, stakeholders, and consumers to give their feedback on the House Ag Committee 2023 Farm Bill online survey.
Fried says providing feedback is essential to inform federal representatives of the needs and interests of Florida’s ag community as Congress looks to enact major policies that will drive our food systems for years to come.
To find the Farm Bill survey, go to … www.agriculture.house.gov …
**Congress continues its review of the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill as it prepares to debate and reauthorize next year’s farm bill.
National Corn Growers Association First Vice President Tom Haag, before the House Ag Committee, said federal crop insurance is essential to farming and has to get protected from harmful budget cuts.
Haag says it’s a major pillar of risk management for the
vast majority of corn growers.
**The national average for a gallon of gas is below $4.50 for the first time in two months.
The Washington Post says that may offer some relief for Americans struggling with runaway inflation.
Triple A says the national average was $4.495 last Tuesday, a 10% drop from the June high of over $5 a gallon.
A gallon of diesel dropped 31 cents over the last month, now at $5.51.