February 28, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy (Land Values); Food Safety; and Crop Insurance

Farm Bill

James Q. Lynch reported yesterday at the Newton Daily News Online (Iowa) that, “It may be 2010, but Rep. Leonard Boswell has been working on the 2012 Farm Bill and warning that farmers may see some cuts in agricultural programs as Congress tries to rein in the federal debt.

“The next farm bill will include a safety net, the seven-term Des Moines Democrat told The Gazette Editorial Board last week, but programs may have to be capped or ‘adjusted.’

“‘There’s going to be a major effort to get our arms around reducing the debt and starting to draw back on it,’ said Boswell, who served 20 years in the Army, farmed and served in the Iowa Senate before being elected to the U.S. House.”