We need to look back to look forward.
Conditions now are similar to when the 1996 farm bill was written and also the 1970’s come to mind.
Less Blue Dog Democrats and more conservative republicans and also very, very liberal democrats than during any farm bill debate before.
Many agricultural groups and leaders have unrealistic expectations about this farm bill and agricultural policy.
Farm Bill under assault from both the left and right of the political spectrum.
The world and United States have changed in the last couple of years, non-farmers are having a tough time economically.
75% of the farm bill is spent on food programs, is welfare going to be cut?