Corn Comments: DaNita Murray and The Farm Bill 3.0
Welcome to Corn Comments! I'm DaNita Murray, Executive Director for South Dakota Corn. We are brought to you by the South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, a volunteer group of farmers who promote corn marketing in this state, the U.S., and around the globe.
As work on the 2023 farm bill gears up in Washington, DC, it is useful to look backwards at trends that have occurred since the inception of the first modern farm bill in 1985. First, farm bills can and have been delayed, and so extensions are not necessarily an immediate sign there will be no bill. It’s also worth noting that divided government, like the current makeup between the White House and the US House of Representatives, does not appear to be the determining factor of whether the process to get a bill passed is relatively painful or easy.
This historical context is a good lens to look at the current farm bill efforts underway. Thanks for listening!