House Agricultural Committee Chair Glenn Thompson’s farm bill proposal would increase support for USDA crop subsidy programs to account for the rising cost of inflation. The plan also provides authority to expand base acres to include producers who currently cannot participate in Agricultural Risk Coverage or Product Loss Coverage programs.

The plan would limit the USDA’s power to adjust SNAP benefits when it reviews the cost of a healthy diet every five years. This is estimated to save $28 billion over ten years.

The proposed bill would continue supporting a voluntary, incentive-based and locally-led conservation system. Climate funding would support many types of stewardship practices, not just climate mitigation. It would protect and enhance working lands conservation programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) while promoting precision agriculture.

Read more on the House farm bill proposal here.

A five-page summary of the House Agriculture Committee’s plan is available here. A seven-page summary of the Senate Agriculture committee’s bill is available here.