February 21, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; and Trade

Farm Bill: Executive Branch Perspective

The AP reported yesterday that, “Lawmakers working on the next Farm Bill need to find an effective way to provide aid to farmers affected by natural disasters, increase funding for agricultural research and continue important conservation programs, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Monday.

“The former Iowa governor spoke to about 100 workers who make farm equipment at a John Deere plant in Ankeny, telling them programs funded through the massive spending bill also must be streamlined and simpler to understand.” [Note: A complete transcript of the Secretary’s remarks can be found here].”