Farm Bill Update on The Rice Stuff

Number 68 superimposed over photo of combine and grain cart in mature rice field
USA Rice's Jamison Cruce stops by the podcast to talk about two recent Farm Bill hearings – one on conservation and one on the commodity title
May 09, 2023
ARLINGTON, VA – The House and Senate Agriculture Committees and Subcommittees are hard at work on the 2023 Farm Bill with a slate of listening sessions and hearings taking place in Washington, DC, and in the countryside.  As always, USA Rice is pleased to be asked to supply witnesses at relevant hearings and it is two such recent hearings that are the focus of Episode 68 of The Rice Stuff, out now.

USA Rice Senior Director of Government Affairs Jamison Cruce, who helped prepare testimony for the witnesses, stops by the podcast to talk about a conservation-focused hearing in the Senate that featured Arkansas rice farmer Jeff Rutledge, and a House of Representatives hearing on the commodity title of the Farm Bill that included testimony from Mississippi farmer and USA Rice Chair Kirk Satterfield.

“The Farm Bill is such a vital piece of legislation for the country, we appreciate the Committees calling on the rice industry to offer their input and perspectives,” said Cruce.  “We’re also grateful for our members who take time away from their operations to come to Washington to participate and share their expertise on behalf of our entire industry.”

On the podcast, Cruce explains the focus of each hearing and how USA Rice witnesses explained the industry’s superlative conservation record and the need for improvements to the farm safety net to make the programs workable for rice.

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