At the NAFB Washington Watch event, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow answered questions on the nutrition title of the 2023 Farm Bill. “It’s essential to me to keep the commitment on access to food for folks who temporarily need help and that we move forward on things that encourage healthy eating,” said Stabenow. “We have to be supportive of both families and farmers: I’m not going to trade one for the other.” Ranking Member John Boozman is focused on improving farm programs and addressing uncertainty in agriculture. “There’s Ukraine’s situation, rising inflation and supply chain issues. We need to look into reporting requirements for current programs, making them easier to access. We also need to provide more dollars to the EQIP conservation programs” Next month, the Senate Ag Committee will have a farm bill hearing in Arkansas. Boozman says a hearing date will be announced soon. RRFN’s Washington Watch coverage is sponsored by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.
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