The 2023 Farm Bill is expected to be evolutionary, not revolutionary. South Dakota Representative Dusty Johnson does not anticipate many new concepts, but there is an interest in addressing crop reference prices and developing a better safety net for cattle producers. “I think the American cattle producer is still far more exposed to trouble and disaster than the average row-crop farmer.” With limited dollars, Johnson said farm state lawmakers need to do a better job outlining the importance of risk mitigation. “In reality, the House is a very urban body,” said Johnson. “Representation is based on population and so you’re going to have a lot more folks from the big cities than from cattle country and corn/soybean country.”
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