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AFBF urges Congress not to delay farm bill work

The executive vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation says Congress needs to finalize the next farm bill sooner rather than later.

Joby Young says a one-year extension of the 2018 Farm Bill will limit disruptions in the short term, but producers need long-term certainty. “With the expiration of the 2018 bill on September 30th, now we won’t see programs expiring and that sort of thing. That’s a little bit of good news, but we’re still focused on a five-year reauthorization of the farm bill.”

Speaking to Brownfield at the 2023 National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention in Kansas City, he says economic conditions have worsened over the last five years and updates are needed. “Inflation, input prices, movements in commodity prices and other things that we see falling in many instances across the next couple of years.”

Young says AFBF has been pleased by the efforts of House and Senate Ag Committee leadership to increase momentum on farm bill discussions.

NAFB Trade Talk Interview: Joby Young – American Farm Bureau Federation

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