September 25, 2023

New Dem Farm Bill Task Force Endorses Slate of Bills to Include in Upcoming Farm Bill

This endorsement slate reflects the five core policy priorities the Task Force laid out for the Farm Bill earlier this year

Washington, D.C. — Today, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) Farm Bill Task Force endorsed 44 bills led or co-led by New Dem Members and released a statement strongly urging the inclusion of this legislation in the upcoming must-pass Farm Bill. 

These 44 bills, 35 of which are bipartisan, reflect the Coalition’s priorities for the Farm Bill reauthorization:

  1. Revitalizing rural areas through broadband deployment;

  2. Strengthening nutrition programs to combat food insecurity;

  3. Providing certainty for growers and producers, particularly beginner, young, and socially disadvantaged producers;

  4. Enhancing research capacity to bolster trade promotion and marketing to expand international markets;

  5. And utilizing agriculture to improve our environment and strengthen food supply chains.

NDC Farm Bill Task Force Chair Kim Schrier (WA-08) and Vice Chairs Jim Costa (CA-21) and Don Davis (NC-01) released the following statement on the endorsement:

“Americans are counting on Congress to advance a Farm Bill that not only bolsters our agriculture economy, but funds key programs that empower rural communities, support families who depend on our agricultural industry, conserve our natural resources, and ensure no one in this country goes hungry. 

“As Representatives of rural communities, our constituents rely on lawmakers to pass a comprehensive Farm Bill without delay to fund these critical programs. 

“That’s why New Dems will continue working diligently with our colleagues in both parties and with stakeholders to advance a Farm Bill that includes these endorsed bills and rejects efforts to undermine investments in America’s agricultural future.”

You can read more about the endorsed legislation here.