January 23, 2020

Drought Impacts Persist; Farm Bill; and, Budget Issues

Annie Gowen reported on the front page of Thursday’s Washington Post that, “Scorching drought and rising demand across the globe have pushed the price of U.S. food exports to record highs this year.

“That is good news for American farmers. But it’s bad news for the hungry, especially on the eve of the holiday season.

The booming market means that the federal government does not need to buy as many excess crops from farmers, resulting in a precipitous drop in government donations to food banks.”