Agricultural Economics Department


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Cornhusker Economics (September 21, 2022)

Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


The 2018 Farm Bill is set to expire in September 2023. New farm bill legislation will be needed by then if authority is to be extended for a wide range of programs from farm support to conservation, nutrition assistance, credit, trade promotion, rural development, research and education, and more.

The agricultural committees in Congress have already held initial hearings and many agricultural and other interest groups have noted their policy priorities. However, formal debate on a new farm bill is not expected to begin in earnest until early 2023 when a new session of Congress convenes.

While the formal debate may still be a few months away, the framework for that debate is coming into focus in terms of the economic, budget, trade, and political setting for the farm bill debate.