North Dakota Farmers Union President Mark Watne issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed a House continuing resolution yesterday that will fund the government and extend the 2018 Farm Bill through Sept. 2024:
“NDFU appreciates Congress’ work to pass an extension of the current farm bill. But our elected leaders need to get serious about the work of governing and draft the next farm bill. It’s important not only for farmers and ranchers, but for consumers and our nation’s food security.
Farmers need certainty in a farm bill. We will continue to advocate for a strong, bipartisan bill that strengthens the farm safety net, improves disaster programs, and establishes farmer-friendly conservation provisions.”
President Joe Biden is expected to sign the bill into law.