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Farm Progress America, July 13, 2023

Mike Pearson tells us that a new improved 2023 farm bill just might not be possible this year.

July 13, 2023

Mike Pearson takes a look at the next farm bill.

The farm bill last passed in 2018 is expected to expire at the end of September. That's only five working weeks for legislators.

However, it's not looking like a 2023 version will be passed. Due to the inability for both republicans and democrats to work together witnessed this year, it's doubtful they can get a new piece of legislation passed.

Instead, the 2018 version is expected to be renewed.

The farm bill is used to fund the SNAP program, research, programming and funding for agriculture.

The farm bill negotiations keeps getting buried under the debt ceiling fight and other political endeavors.

Evolutionary changes not revolutionary changes are what legislators want in the bill. This is for crop insurance and adequate staffing at the USDA, plus crop insurance being extended to other producers. Plus, update the funding for the SNAP program in order to keep up with prices due to inflation.

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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