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Ag policy highs and lows in 2021Ag policy highs and lows in 2021

Government payments, WOTUS, Carbon farming, infrastructure, trade and labor all saw policy wins and losses during 2021.

Jacqui Fatka

December 20, 2021

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Everyone was glad to see 2020 in the rearview mirror, as expectations were high coming into 2021. But it’s been a rollercoaster ride with some of the highs and lows on the ag policy front for the year. Here’s a closer look.

About the Author(s)

Jacqui Fatka

Policy editor, Farm Futures

Jacqui Fatka grew up on a diversified livestock and grain farm in southwest Iowa and graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications, with a minor in agriculture education, in 2003. She’s been writing for agricultural audiences ever since. In college, she interned with Wallaces Farmer and cultivated her love of ag policy during an internship with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, working in Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Capitol Hill press office. In 2003, she started full time for Farm Progress companies’ state and regional publications as the e-content editor, and became Farm Futures’ policy editor in 2004. A few years later, she began covering grain and biofuels markets for the weekly newspaper Feedstuffs. As the current policy editor for Farm Progress, she covers the ongoing developments in ag policy, trade, regulations and court rulings. Fatka also serves as the interim executive secretary-treasurer for the North American Agricultural Journalists. She lives on a small acreage in central Ohio with her husband and three children.

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