As new farm bill gets drafted, some hope for changes to support sustainable farming

An aerial view shows cornfield
An aerial view of a tractor laying down the corn crops in Untiedt's cornfield on Aug. 8 in Monticello.
Kerem Yücel | MPR News

Congress is due to pass a new farm bill this year. This major piece of legislation sets the rules for all things food and agriculture for the next five years.

While it’s still yet to be written, some say the bill needs to bring changes to conservation programs and crop insurance to help farmers become more resilient to climate change.

Michael Happ is with the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy and he’s been looking at the bill.

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