House Ag Committee member wants to protect risk management tools in next farm bill
Protecting risk management tools in the next farm bill is a priority for a member of the House Agriculture Committee.
Minnesota Democrat Angie Craig tells Brownfield conversations with stakeholders are ongoing.
“What I’m hearing from my farmers and from my farm advisory council is first and foremost we’ve got to make sure that our risk management strategies like crop insurance get full support in the next farm bill.”
She’s also looking forward to discussing how to address extreme weather events.
“Like the ones we’ve seen over the past few years. We’ve seen Minnesota in a drought before, but what we haven’t seen is such widespread drought across the Midwest like we saw in this past year. So that’ll be a focus for me as well.”
Craig says the 2023 Farm Bill needs to be bipartisan and points to partnering with South Dakota Republican Dusty Johnson on ag policy as an encouraging sign.