Amidst ongoing market uncertainty, weather disasters and supply-chain challenges, there’s no shortage of worries on farmers’ brows as eyes look ahead to harvest. But what are the most pressing concerns shaping conversations on ag issues?

The issues that hit closest to home for Farm Bureau members include the next Farm Bill, inflation, high input costs, the current labor bill in Congress, WOTUS policy and the importance of preserving the availability of affordable crop insurance, which top the list of priorities. The current farm bill will expire in September of 2023, which is probably one of the top priorities in farmers’ minds. Most farmers have said that crop insurance remains pivotal in helping manage risk on their operation, particularly amongst growing weather extremes.

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