Senators discuss cost of 2023 Farm Bill

Senators discuss cost of 2023 Farm Bill

A pair of Republican Senators say the cost of the next farm bill is a major sticking point as lawmakers try and balance the needs of US farmers.

Roger Marshall of Kansas tells Brownfield high input costs and weather challenges could lead to an increase in reference prices.

“But certainly with commodity prices increasing, you would think that there would be reflection in the reference price,” Marshall said, “But, the question for me is, how would we pay for it?”

Marshall says conversation practices and new programs like carbon markets may need additional oversight while investing in additional nutrition programs.