As work on the farm bill continues, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture CEO Ted McKinney says it’s critical that ag-related conservation or climate programs remain voluntary.
“Farmers will race the other way if programs are mandated,” he says. “Plus, farmers pick up on these things. Incentive them a little bit and it goes a long way.”
He tells Brownfield additional regulations are not the answer.
“U.S. agriculture, and I think of my fellow farmers and friends here in Indiana among others, are in the driver’s seat.