NPPC says House version of the farm bill meets producer needs

by | Jun 6, 2024 | 5 Ag Stories, News

The lines have been drawn in Washington D.C. with Republicans asking for more “farm in the farm bill” and Democrats unwilling to budge on shifting funding to farm from food and conservation programs.

In late May the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture completed its markup of the farm bill and passed it through committee. What does the pork industry think of the House version of the bill?

Scott Hays is the past president of the National Pork Producers Council and he says that the House version of the farm bill checks a lot of boxes for producers.

Hays says securing funding for foreign animal disease prevention is a necessity.

The House bill also tackles the issue of Prop 12 and the standards of livestock production for products sold in certain states.

Although the House version of the farm bill is now ready to be voted on by the entire House, its still unclear on when that vote could take place.