Former FSA Administrator Expects “Budget Neutral” Farm Bill

Former Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce says he’s anticipating the new Farm Bill that Congress needs to draft this year will stick to the same price tag as the current one that will expire in September.

Fordyce says concerns about the cost of the bill—the majority of which is the nutrition title including SNAP and other benefit programs—could cause those wary of the price tag to turn their axe toward crop insurance and other commodity programs.  Fordyce warns that could raise costs on farmers.

Former FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce is a former director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture who farms outside Bethany.