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Mann to Congress: Give Agricultural Producers Certainty, Pass a Five-Year Farm Bill

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By the Office of U.S. Congressman Tracey Mann, Serving the 1st District of Kansas

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday, Rep. Tracey Mann (KS-01) called on Congress to pass a comprehensive, five-year farm bill. For the twenty fifth time on the House Floor, Rep. Mann stressed the importance of passing a farm bill that is long enough to provide certainty to agricultural producers and short enough to respond to market changes.

“In the almost five and a half years since the last farm bill was signed into law, the world has drastically changed,” said Rep. Mann. “Since 2018, we have experienced a global pandemic, watched in horror as a war unfolded between Russia and Ukraine, and now Israel and Hamas, and witnessed President Biden’s failed trade agenda cause market fluctuation that no one could have imagined. The livelihoods of American producers and consumers are on the line right now, and that means our food security and national security are on the line too. American farmers, ranchers, and agricultural producers need certainty like never before – and Congress must deliver for them with a five-year farm bill.”

As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Rep. Mann has continued to advocate for Kansas farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers during the farm bill reauthorization process. Some of Rep. Mann’s priorities include:

  • Protecting and strengthening crop insurance
  • Incentivizing agricultural trade programs that help America remain competitive and secure
  • Conducting rigorous oversight and rolling back overly restrictive regulations

In May 2023, Rep. Mann hosted a Farm Bill listening session in Gypsum, KS with U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-15) to hear from Kansas farmers, ranchers, agricultural producers, and agricultural leaders about their desires for the next farm bill. 

The Big First is home to 60,000 farms and ranches and is the third-largest agriculture production district in the country. Representative Mann proudly serves on the House Agriculture Committee, as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry, and on the Subcommittee on Commodity Markets, Digital Assets, and Rural Development, and the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Foreign Agriculture, and Horticulture.

Click here to view Rep. Mann’s full remarks on the House Floor

Click here to view Rep. Mann’s Commitment to the Big First