Agriculture is starting to think about a new farm bill. The current legislation expires in 2023. The Russell Group President Randy Russell anticipates an evolutionary farm bill, with the exception of climate. Climate is expected to be front-and-center, with a focus on existing programs. “We’ve seen it in the Build Back Better plan where there was $27 billion included for all climate smart practices, but we don’t know if that will pass yet. I’m hopeful we’ll get additional funds to incentivize producers to adopt climate smart practices.” Russell is not expecting much new money for the next farm bill. Russell was part of an ag policy outlook at the Potato Expo.
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