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Ag Groups Respond to Farm Bill Movement

U.S. ag groups are reacting to the House and Senate Ag Committee leaders who released their farm bill overviews.

“We are very pleased with the Farm Bill framework from House Ag Chair GT Thompson,” says Ethan Lane, VP of government affairs with the NCBA. “We are especially pleased with the focus on voluntary conservation programs that are increasingly popular with cattle producers. However, the Senate version suffers from a lack of producer input.”

The American Farm Bureau says both proposals acknowledge that farm programs require additional investment due to falling commodity prices and higher interest rates. “Details are important,” says AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “There’s still a lot of work to do.”

Corey Rosenbusch of The Fertilizer Institute was pleased to see many of TFI’s priorities included in both overviews. “We’re happy to see so many of the industry’s priorities around conservation and nutrient stewardship included in both frameworks,” he says.

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