January 28, 2020

Farm Bill; Budget; and, the Ag Economy

Farm Bill–Policy Issues, Political Notes

Joanie Stiers reported yesterday at The Register-Mail (Galesburg, Il.) Online that, “Farmers fertilize fields and order seed for the next growing season, while uncertain of the agricultural policies in their toolbox.

“Congress failed to pass a new farm bill before the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 expired Sept. 30. The inaction disappoints farmers and some legislators alike.

“‘Mostly it’s the uncertainty of not knowing what tools we’ll have to plan with,’ said Deb Moore, a Roseville cattle, corn and soybean farmer.”