A panel of representatives of farm groups are developing strategies for the 2023 farm bill, and they expect to announce those strategies this upcoming spring or summer.
Several of the lobbyists stated that the Biden administration's climate change agenda should reflect the particular differences in crops and the climate mitigation and sustainability strategies that will apply best to different parts of the country.
Scott Graves, President of the American Association of Crop Insurers, moderated the panel and asked lobbyists to share their groups' farm bill activities, as well as their views on the impact of the Biden administration's focus on climate-smart agriculture, ultimately hoping to gain some clarity on how they think the 2022 congressional elections will affect the 2023 farm bill.
Because of the massive ups and downs in demands of exports to China and uncertainty in the ethanol market, corn growers are concerned about the future of demand and seeking ways to improve.
Wayne Stoskopf of the National Corn Growers Association said that while the group doesn't have a list of specific asks and priorities for the farm bill, they will still be announcing policy changes after members meet in conjunction with the Commodity Classic in New Orleans in March.