Congress set to unveil new Farm Bill

The most current version of the Farm Bill – signed into law by President Trump – will expire in 2023. Every five years, the legislative and executive administrations work to create a new Farm Bill. What can we expect to see with Congress and under the Biden Administration? Keep in mind two things: the orientation of the House or the Senate or both might change – but farm interests generally remain bipartisan.

Farm insurance rates and coverage are likely to be further regulated, particularly in these days of climate change. And labor activists are working hard to bring climate change to the forefront. A group of 150 union groups wrote a letter to both branches asking for more attention – and legislation – to climate change. Food safety and security are likely to be addressed, although in my opinion, the FDA’s food processing facility registration still needs to be fixed for true helpful regulation.