Some members of the ag industry say time is running out for lawmakers to finalize a new farm bill before the end of the year.
Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig tells Brownfield there are some obstacles blocking progress. “Passage of a budget,” Naig said. “We’ve got another shutdown looming here in November. Where does the farm bill fit into that? I think it’s critically important, however when it stacks up against those other things maybe it can’t find time on the calendar.”
Southwest Iowa farmer Ray Gaesser says producers need certainty heading into 2024.