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Another farm bill extension might be a possibility

Some members of Congress have different expectations for when a new farm bill can be passed. 

Ohio Republican Senator JD Vance tells Brownfield another one-year extension of a farm bill is not out of the question.

“I think there’s a small chance, yeah, that we would extend it into 2025, do another year-long extension and then try to sort of get the five-year extension done in ’25,” he says.

Vance says he expects the political divide on environmental priorities is a major hold up in current discussions.

Meanwhile, Senate Ag Committee Democrat Amy Klobuchar stressed the need for passage in the next few months to Ohio, Minnesota, and Missouri Farm Bureau delegations Wednesday.

“Why? I don’t think it’s a surprise we’re heading into a very volatile time, even more so than before in our politics,” she says. “That means people get divided. That means it’s harder to get things done.”

Whatever comes out of the ag committees, Vance says is likely to see widespread bipartisan support with very few additional amendments.

Brownfield spoke with both as part of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation’s County President’s Trip in Washington, D.C.

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