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Economist concerned about farm bill delays


An agricultural economist is concerned about the delays in Washington and how they affect the new farm bill. 

Jonathan Coppess at the University of Illinois tells Brownfield the first continuing resolution extended the 2018 Farm Bill for a year covering the 2024 crop year, but there has been no progress since. “Honestly, this sort of kicking the can down the road on appropriations and funding issues will only continue to slow up progress on a farm bill because it’s not moving until this is sorted out.”

Coppess says he would not be surprised if the farm bill isn’t completed until 2025.

Economist concerned about farm bill delays