In a speech to the National Farm Bureau Federation, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said that the farm bills that Congress is working on are aimed at getting us to grow food for the nation.
The farm bill is about getting us through this transition to a more sustainable, organic, and climate-friendly future, Vilsacker said.
That’s a big deal for farm-related jobs, and for the country.
Vilsacks office also said the farm tax bill would create more than 100,000 jobs.
The bill’s agricultural policy is aimed at helping farmers get their products to market faster.
The tax credits would help farmers get new equipment, like equipment that helps them to sell their products at a profit, more money for training and more for equipment for more efficient processing, which is important to a company that is also producing and packaging food.
“The tax credits for new equipment will be an important part of the bill,” Vilsackers office said.
Valsack said the bill is also aimed at supporting farmers who are doing well in a challenging market.
“Farmers have always struggled with their pricing power,” he said.
“They have been trying to stay afloat with less profit and less demand.
And so it is important that we continue to be able to provide those opportunities for the farmers.”
The president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Richard Trumka, also praised Vilsakis plan.
“We are very happy that the president of agriculture has recognized the importance of ensuring that farmers have access to the farm subsidies that they need,” Trumkas office said in a statement.
Trumks statement added that the President’s Office will continue to fight for a farm tax that supports farmers.
Valesack has also said that he wants to address the growing concern about a lack of transparency and accountability in the Department of Agriculture.
Vlasack also wants to expand the Department’s role in farming.
The president wants to use this farm bill to expand and enhance the department’s existing oversight and accountability mechanisms, and to strengthen the Department by expanding its staff to include more senior leadership.
He has also proposed the hiring of several senior executives to fill key positions within the department.
The president has also asked Congress to increase funding for the farm subsidy program, and the White House is supporting the proposal, Trumakis office said earlier this week.
The White House has been lobbying Congress for several years to provide greater funding for agriculture subsidies.
The program provides tax breaks and financial assistance to farmers, as well as a number of other programs, including agricultural loan forgiveness, farm equipment loans, and loan guarantees.
The administration has been pushing Congress for more than a year to increase the program, but it has received little support from Republicans in Congress.
House Republicans plan to introduce legislation this week that would raise the maximum amount farmers could receive in farm subsidies to $2,000 per acre.
The Republican bill would also include an extension of the subsidy for certain farmers, which would make it possible for some farmers to earn more money.