Nunn says farm bill work is about to ramp up
U.S. Congressman Zach Nunn says he’s optimistic the House can move quickly on the 2023 Farm Bill.
“I think we are looking at moving forward in the House this September through the ag committee a version of the farm bill that can get bipartisan support,” he said. “We can send it over to the Senate later this year.”
But the Iowa Republican tells Brownfield the Senate is moving at a different pace.
“So that’s one of the issues that we’re going to have to address,” Nunn said. “We have got to remind policymakers in Washington if this does not happen by the end of the year, we have a real problem for farmers trying to get crops in the ground this coming spring of 2024.”
Nunn says lawmakers need to give farmers certainty by protecting safety nets like crop insurance.
The current farm bill expires September 30th.