Iowa Farmers Priorities Released for 2023 Farm Bill

Rural advocacy groups in Iowa have released their priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill, which is already being discussed in Washington, D-C.

The Center for Rural Affairs has spent months gathering input from Iowa farmers, which the group wants lawmakers to consider. The Center is focusing on improving funding for crop insurance, more investment in conservation programs, and supporting entrepreneurial farmers. Those small farmers may otherwise be hesitant to take chances on progressive farming methods without a financial backstop.

C-F-R’s Policy Manager Kayla Bergman says the Center set its priorities by listening…(audio clip below)

The current Farm Bill, which has a price tag of 428-billion dollars, expires next September. Discussions are already underway in Washington, but the direction of the new bill will be determined in part by the ultimate makeup of the U-S House and Senate.

(courtesy Iowa News Service)



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