BrownfieldAgNews reports:

There’s concern among farmers a new farm bill is far from completion.

Jeff Jorgenson, a cow/calf producer who grows corn and soybeans in southwest Iowa, tells Brownfield there are a lot of headwinds.

“The shell game as I call it, just moving money from here to there. The trouble is somebody has to lose for somebody to gain, or one commodity to gain. And that’s not a good place to be when you’re going into the farm bill is pitting agriculture against another commodity group.”

Tim Waibel grows corn, soybeans, and raises hogs near Courtland in south-central Minnesota and suggests the process doesn’t have to be complicated.

“To me, it’s not rocket science. We’d like more money, but in the long run we know that the odds of getting more money are going to be slim to none. But you know something, let’s make a few tweaks, let’s make it better, and I think we can get real close to with the same amount of money to get what we need in a farm bill.”

In 2021, Waibel served as president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and Jorgenson was president of the Iowa Soybean Association.