The 2018 Farm Bill expired on September 30th and an ag economist says the longer the industry goes without a farm bill, the more problematic it becomes.
University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says a farm bill extension is needed. “We don’t want to revert to permanent law,” he says. “There are reasons to get that extension done. So we don’t see USDA starting to implement any of those permanent law provisions, most of which become more biting once we get to January 1.”
Brown says the new Speaker of the House has laid out an ambitious agenda to move bills, but there are several items ahead of the 2023 Farm Bill. “We’re seeing the U.S.