Armstrong, House members urge new Speaker to pass 2023 Farm Bill

(Washington, DC) – Congressman Kelly Armstrong has joined 60 members of the United States House in sending a letter to the new Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, to ask him to pass the 2023 Farm Bill.

The 2023 bill supports rural America and invests in critical programs for ag producers.

“North Dakota’s farmers and ranchers work hard to feed and fuel the world. We have a responsibility to pass a farm bill that puts ag producers first and gives them the certainty they need,” said Congressman Armstrong.

The letter reads, in part, “Simply put, farm and food security is national security. For a mere one-fifth of one percent of federal spending, the farm safety net, including commodity support programs and crop insurance, provides farmers and ranchers the foundation they need to manage risk, pass their farm or ranch down to the next generation, and continue producing the highest quality, lowest cost food, fuel, fiber, and forestry products in the world.”