Western Caucus Announces Farm Bill Priorities
Washington, May 18, 2023 | Amanda Fitzmorris (202-317-0098)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Western Caucus released its 2023 Farm Bill Priorities. The priorities consist of four high-level pillars: Supporting Production Agriculture, Improving Voluntary Conservation Programs, Enhancing Forest Health and Active Management, and Strengthening Rural Communities through Development.
“American farms, ranches, and forests produce the food, fiber, and fuel that provide for the world,” said Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04). “The Congressional Western Caucus recognizes a healthy farm economy in America is vital for food security, both at home and abroad, and we will work to ensure rural voices are heard through the development of the 2023 Farm Bill. These high-level priorities will do much to assist rural communities, and we look forward to continuing to engage with farmers, ranchers, industry stakeholders, and members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees as they work to draft the Farm Bill.”
The Western Caucus’ 2023 Farm Bill Priorities have the support of the following organizations: American Farm Bureau Federation, Western Growers, Family Farm Alliance, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, National Pork Producers Council, National Water Resources Association, Agricultural Retailers Association, The Fertilizer Institute, National Corn Growers Association, USA Rice, National Potato Council, The U.S. Apple Association, International Fresh Produce Association, National Cotton Council, Property and Environment Research Center (PERC), and National Association of Wheat Growers.