OAK BROOK, Ill. — Farm Foundation®, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, recently published an Issue Report focused on the 2023 farm bill, providing an initial and brief look at the potential for climate change to drive revolutionary changes in a farm bill.
“While it is not easy to pinpoint which direction the next farm bill will take, we hope this Issue Report will spark thoughtful discussion and evaluation of some of the factors which may come into play to shape the 2023 farm bill into either an evolutionary or revolutionary farm bill,” says Farm Foundation President and CEO Shari Rogge-Fidler.
Could Climate Change Produce a Revolutionary 2023 Farm Bill? was written by Jonathan Coppess and Chris Adamo. Coppess is the director of the Gardner Agriculture Policy Program and associate professor of law and policy in the Department of Agricultural & Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Adamo is former staff director of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; former chief of staff to the Council on Environmental Quality of the White House; and an adjunct professor at Vermont Law School where he teaches The Modern Farm Bill course with Coppess.
The Issue Report starts off with a brief history of status quo, evolutionary, and revolutionary farm bills. It then develops two initial concepts that could be built around farm support and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, but also notes the multiple paths towards revolutionary status in 2023. A consideration of the possible implications of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to the upcoming farm bill is also included.
The report is free to download at the Farm Foundation website at farmfoundation.org/resources/issue-reports.
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