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Iowa Congressman wants effective safety net in next farm bill

A member of the House Agriculture Committee is prioritizing an effective safety net as work on the next farm bill continues.

Randy Feenstra is a Republican from Iowa.

“The big thing for all the producers is we need some backstop when it comes to the costs and the dangers of losing crops.”

He tells Brownfield farmers are challenged by high input prices, supply chain problems, and extreme weather.

“So what we need is some security that our producers can continue if our crop falters, and to me that’s what the farm bill is going to be looking at.”

The current farm bill expires in 2023 and Congressional hearings are underway, with field hearings beginning later this month.  

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