Lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to support America’s agriculture economy, food supply chain

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – A new bipartisan bill is being proposed to help address the challenges our country’s agriculture industry is facing.

Lawmakers, including U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), introduced the Farming Support to States Act on Wednesday.

The $1-billion bill would provide states access to immediate, flexible funding to aid and stabilize America’s agriculture economy and food supply chain.

In addition, it would help prevent and reduce catastrophic losses of livestock, milk, produce, and other products.

Baldwin says this is an important step in helping farmers and increasing food security.

“It is just heartbreaking to see milk being dumped, to see livestock being culled, when people are hungry right now,” Baldwin said.

The USDA would allocate funds to all states and territories, with substantial funding going to states based on their contributions to regional and national food systems.

The Farming Support to States Act has support from both the House and Senate and Baldwin says it’s very likely that it will pass.

For more details about the Farming Support to States Act, click here.