There have been many discussions around the upcoming 2023 farm bill. The House Agriculture Committee Republican Leader Glenn Thompson says Congress needs to strengthen crop insurance and farm subsidy programs and mentioned farmers shouldn’t have to rely on stop-gap federal aid to survive trade wars, natural disasters and unexpected pandemics.

Other House speakers shared that the next farm bill needs to be the most climate-friendly bill ever seen. However, funding is slated to be tight for the new farm bill. Even so, Rep Thompson, expected to be the agriculture chairman in January, says a reliable safety net is paramount.

Read more on farm bill discussions and farm safety net improvements here.