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AEM’s Kip Eideberg with Reps. David Rouzer (R-NC) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD)

“All Crop Rows Lead to Washington” was the title of a Wednesday panel discussion on the National Mall led by Kip Eideberg of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) with Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-SD) and David Rouzer (R-NC). The topic was the farm bill and its importance to rural America and the nation as a whole. The panel was part of this week’s Celebration of Modern Ag on the National Mall sponsored by AEM.

“It’s not just food security, it’s also national security,” said Rep. Rouzer of North Carolina. “I would argue that Title I, the commodity title, is really the most critical component of a good and strong farm bill.”

Rep, Johnson, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, said he expects the next farm bill to have a bigger focus on conservation. “I think this farm bill is going to acknowledge the importance of working lands conservation even more than past farm bills have,” he said.

The House Ag Committee is hoping for a markup by the end of this month yet.

Listen to their discussion here:
AEM Ag on the Mall - Reps. Dusty Johnson, SD & David Rouzer 39:40

2024 Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the Mall

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