Thompson sees IRA as potential roadblock for climate title in the ’23 Farm Bill
Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee says the Inflation Reduction Act could complicate how the conservation title in the next farm bill is written.
Speaking with reporters at the Farm Progress Show Wednesday, Glenn GT Thompson said the money that’s earmarked for conservation practices could be a point of contention between House members.
“Could make it more difficult because there will be some folks from suburban and urban America that will say ‘hey, we just spent $20 billion on conservation just recently, why would need a conservation title?”
The Pennsylvania Republican tells Brownfield it could set a precedent for future legislation. “They’re creating programs that are not vetted by the agriculture committee and Congress as a whole. I’m really concerned where this money will go and how it’s going to be used. I don’t think we know because there’s no do-diligence or preparation.”
Thompson participated in a Congressional Forum with Representatives Rodney Davis, Vicky Hartlzer, Mary Miller Meeks, Ashley Hinson and Randy Feenstra.