Growers Encouraged to take Farm Bill Survey

Florida specialty crop growers are encouraged to provide feedback via the House Agriculture Committee 2023 Farm Bill online feedback survey. Providing input is essential to inform federal representatives of the needs and interests of Florida’s agricultural community as Congress looks to enact major policies that will drive the food and nutrition systems for years to come.

Farm Bill Survey

“Agriculture is the backbone of our state’s economy, and our ability to keep Florida growing and keep families fed in the future is dependent upon the federal policy decisions being made today,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried. “Florida is home to 47,500 farms and ranches and the agriculture industry supports more than 2.4 million jobs, feeding families across the state, nation, and world. I hope all those engaged in our agriculture industry and food system – from producers to suppliers to consumers and everyone in between – takes this opportunity to share their thoughts and feedback to inform the drafting of the 2023 farm bill.”

Background: Every five years, Congress creates an omnibus farm bill legislation to address the country’s agricultural and food policy needs. The last farm bill was passed in 2018 and Congress is currently preparing to consider the next legislation in 2023. The bill covers a variety of issues facing rural and agricultural communities such as commodities, conservation, trade, nutrition, credit, rural development, forestry, energy, horticulture and crop insurance, among others, with key programs of the bill implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Source: FDACS