(Washington, D.C., March 7, 2023) – Today, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. launched a web page for Kansas’ agriculture community to share its input on the 2023 Farm Bill. The U.S. Senate is currently in the early stages of writing the 2023 Farm Bill, which will impact agriculture in Kansas and around the world for the foreseeable future.
“This legislation needs to deliver the critical resources and support that our farmers, ranchers, growers and producers have long relied upon,” Senator Marshall said. “That is why I am asking members of Kansas’ agriculture community to take our 2023 Farm Bill survey. Your input through this survey will be informative as we continue our work on this important piece of legislation. We only write a Farm Bill every five years so it is important we get it right.”
Additionally, Senator Marshall released a video announcing the launch of the webpage. You may click HERE or on the video below to view the video.
Kansans may click HERE or on the image below to take Senator Marshall’s 2023 Farm Bill survey. Additionally, the 2023 Farm Bill survey can be found under the “For Kansans” section on www.marshall.senate.gov.
The original Farm Bill – The Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) was a federal law passed in 1933 as part of U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. The law offered farmers subsidies in exchange for limiting their production of certain crops. The subsidies were meant to limit overproduction so that crop prices could increase. This was so farmers wouldn’t go out of business and then ultimately not produce enough food for the U.S. Today, along with crop prices, the Farm Bill authorizes federal programs related to conservation, trade, crop insurance, and nutrition.
Last month, Senator Marshall launched a new initiative to highlight conservation efforts within the Kansas agriculture community. The series will also feature ongoing federal conservation programs taking place in Kansas. Stories will be released throughout the legislative process on the 2023 Farm Bill on Fridays.
To date, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry has held three hearings on the 2023 Farm Bill. These hearings have focused on the Farm Bill’s titles related to trade, horticulture, crop insurance, commodity programs, nutrition, conservation, and forestry. You may click on the titles or images below to watch Senator Marshall’s remarks and questions from each hearing.
March 1: Conservation and Forestry Programs
February 17: Nutrition Programs
February 9: Commodities and Crop Insurance
February 1: Trade and Horticulture