Conversations Continue on Capitol Hill

Although the number of representatives from farming backgrounds in Washington D.C. is rapidly declining, conversations surrounding the agriculture community continue on capitol hill.

Perry Aasness, Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Compeer Financial, says that the Growing Climate Solutions Act passed in the Senate last year to establish a role for the USDA to help facilitate farmers that are interested in Carbon Markets. Aasness says the chair of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture committee wants the act to resurface after it passed through the Senate last year.

Conversations are already beginning for the new Farm Bill which is set to expire in September of 2023. Aasness says informational hearings will begin in congress to hear from local representatives about what’s working and what’s not to make adjustments before the new Farm Bill is passed.

For more information and to engage in the conversation, visit your local office or find Compeer Financial at or through their social media pages.