Taking farm bill feedback to Washington D.C.

A U.S. Congressman from Missouri says the recent farm bill listening session feedback will be reviewed and discussed when lawmakers return to Washington D.C. in September.

A series of farm bill listening sessions happened across the country during the August recess, including Missouri and Wisconsin.

Mark Alford says…

“In a few weeks, we’ll be able to put our heads together and say, what’s not in there now that we could put in. For the committees I’m on, commodities and others, I have not been privy to the entire farm bill.”

Alford says farm bill funding is also a challenge.

“Under the Inflation Reduction Act, one of the good things that came out of that was $20 billion is going to be allocated for the farm bill,” he says. “Money is tight everywhere we go. We have to make sure our nation is fed, but we also have to make sure farmers are protected with the safety nets they’ve always had.”

Brownfield interviewed Alford at the Missouri State Fair.

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