Max Armstrong shares insights from Glenn “G.T.” Thompson, R-Penn., the ranking minority member on the House Agriculture Committee. Thompson says he is focused on the next farm bill. He shared there are three options for the bill:
- let it expire, which is not really an option, Thompson says, since it would return agriculture to the Dust Bowl policies.
- do a short-term extension, which has happened in the past.
- and the final is the “do our job” Thompson says.
Thompson says the House Ag Committee is 2.5 years behind on the legislative oversight on the last farm bill. He also shared some other concerns about the process.
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