With the current farm bill expiring in 2023, work on the next farm bill will begin as early as next year on Capitol Hill. University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Institute Director Pat Westhoff is watching the budget targets. “In 2018, there was an agreement going in that the net affect of the new farm bill on the federal budget deficit was zero. That’s the bill that was passed. In 1996 and 2014, the expectation was the expectation the farm bill needed to save money,” says Westhoff. “What will the budget priorities be as well?”
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