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Farm Bill Key Component of Next Year’s Georgia Cotton Commission Meeting

Clint Thompson Farm Bill

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By Clint Thompson

An integral part of the Georgia Cotton Commission’s (GCC) annual meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia, will include discussions highlighting the 2023 Farm Bill.

The current Farm Bill was signed into law on Dec. 20, 2018. A new Farm Bill is passed every five years and impacts farming operations across the U.S.

Taylor Sills

Taylor Sills, executive director of the GCC, discussed the Farm Bill’s importance,

“As we’ve discussed many times, agriculture is the biggest part of Georgia’s economy, by far. The Farm Bill and the programs within it lay the foundation for producers to plan with over the five-year life of that bill. There’s a lot to be seen about what that farm bill is going to look like based on the (mid-term) elections,” Sills said. “We’ve got a long way to go. That Farm Bill is very important, not only for farmers but for lenders and our rural communities as a whole.”

Robbie Minnich, who works for the National Cotton Council in Washington D.C., will provide guidance for growers.