ISA president anticipates a climate-centric farm bill

The president of the Iowa Soybean Association anticipates a much larger focus on conservation and the environment in the next farm bill.

Jeff Jorgenson of Sidney says the category of climate is really emerging.

“I think that’s where we’re headed. We’re essentially getting more informed on it all the time, but we also have to put our message out there of what we’re doing in agriculture and how we take care of the land we produce on.”

He tells Brownfield agriculture is used to change, but farmers should have an opportunity to provide input as Congress crafts future legislation.

“I think it’s still open, I really do. I think it’s open for discussion, there’s no question about that.”

Jorgenson sees carbon sequestration as a possible focal point in the 2023 Farm Bill and suggests that could mean more resources for practices like strip and no-till farming, as well as cover crops.

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