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Farm Progress America, August 2, 2023

Mike Pearson takes a look at how all farmers including produce farmers have a say in what happens in the next farm bill.

August 2, 2023

Mike Pearson takes a look at the Specialty Crop Alliance in the next farm bill.

Specialty crop producers are focused this summer on educating legislators on the issues they deal with in their operations.

Two bills have been introduced in the House of Representatives. Bills that address their needs in the next farm bill.

Cost share program to help producers more competitive with labor shortages by making automation more accessible.

The second bill called the Specialty Crop Domestic Market Promotion and Development Act would establish a new program to help promote ag products here in the USA.

The idea is to help develop and promote markets and make producers more competitive.

Another priority in the legislation is to double the funding for the market access program due to trade disruptions over the past few years. It would be the first increase in funding since 2006.

Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Mike Pearson, a farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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