Ag Groups Find the Positive in Biden’s Plan to Lower Food Costs

Agriculture groups are responding to President Biden’s new plan to incentivize crop production in the United States and lower food costs. American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said the effort to create greater opportunities and reduce barriers is welcomed, but this alone will not solve the multiple challenges farmers face. “It could take years to realize the benefits.” National Farmers Union President Rob Larew said the organization will continue to work with the USDA to identify the best policy options to help farmers across the country meet production challenges. The American Soybean Association also applauded the Biden administration’s plan for double cropping efforts, technical assistance and investment in more domestic fertilizer production.