Iowa Cattlemen eager for market reform and farm bill discussions in 2022

The CEO of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association expects progress on cattle market reform and the next farm bill in the year ahead.

Matt Deppe tells Brownfield the association stood up for producers on several cattle marketing topics and he’s eager to see what that leads to.

“It’s not just price discovery (or) cash negotiated trade and those types of things, but we’ve got a long path to kind of follow through and work down that path.”

He says 2023 Farm Bill discussions will pick up next year.

“And we absolutely want to be involved in that (and) I think there are going to be some changes, or at least some enhancements on some farm bill programs that our producers partake in each in every day. And we need to get into those discussions.”

Deppe says the association will also need to play some defense in 2022 to maintain tax policies agriculture depends on.

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