The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance today released policy recommendations for the 2023 farm bill. The National Corn Growers Association serves on the alliance’s steering committee and was active in the development of the recommendations.
NCGA said that the report couldn’t have come at a better time.
“Corn growers are committed to helping advance a farm bill this year,” said NCGA President Tom Haag. “These recommendations will help members of Congress working on the farm bill understand the types of voluntary conservation and climate policies that can support growers and help us maximize our stewardship efforts.”
FACA’s recommendations, developed by the 23-member Steering Committee, are divided into six categories:
- Conservation, risk management and credit
- Food waste
- Livestock and dairy
- Research, extension and innovation
The farm bill is essential legislation that impacts not only farmers but every family in America and has enormous potential to help the food, agriculture and forestry sectors achieve climate mitigation and sustainability goals while also preserving and creating new economic opportunities. Congress typically works on a new farm bill every five years.
FACA’s past recommendations have provided guidance to Members of Congress and administration officials and have been credited with shaping federal laws and programs.