Following the House Committee’s passage of the farm bill, industry groups are weighing in on the legislation.

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) applauded many of the included programs. The organization also supported an amendment on sustainable aviation fuel and an amendment regarding the mandatory base acre update. However, NGCA noted that broad bipartisan support will be needed to pass a farm bill this year.

The Sustainable Aviation Fuel Coalition praised the affirmation of sustainable aviation fuel as an advanced biofuel in the farm bill. The organization claims it will make sustainable aviation fuel eligible for important USDA programs and help develop a new market for crops and agricultural waste.

The American Soybean Association, National Sorghum Producers, Corn Refiners Association, Almond Alliance and the U.S. Dairy Export Council approved the bill’s farm safety net, crop insurance, trade promotion and conservation programs.

In other news out of Washington D.C., USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service officials identified bird flu particles in beef samples for the first time. The particles were found in samples of meat from one of 96 culled dairy cows. The USDA adds no meat from those cows entered the food supply.

Read more on the latest farm bill and bird flu updates from Washinton D.C. here.