2023 FARM BILL
SUPPORT AMERICA'S FARMING & RANCHING FAMILIES
The success of the 2023 Farm Bill will be determined by its ability to ensure national security through food security. American agriculture is facing new challenges in the global marketplace, with foreign adversaries taking advantage of current policies that grant their products our shelf space in the grocery store.
The People's Republic of China was the third largest international supplier of agricultural and related products to the U.S. in 2022, up almost ten percent year-over-year at a value of $9.5 billion.
While Congress takes up valuable time on how to address it, China continues expanding its interests in American agricultural lands and markets.
RACA URGES CONGRESS TO PRIORITIZE U.S. PRODUCERS
As Congress drafts the 2023 Farm Bill, RACA offers the following recommendations:
Pass strict rules on ownership of U.S. agricultural lands and assets by certain foreign governments and citizens, such as China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.
Support strong country-of-origin labeling requirements on agricultural products grown or manufactured outside of the U.S.
Refuse imports of commodities produced using forced human labor.
Level the playing field for U.S. agricultural producers and manufacturers by reforming unfair trade policies.
Read our latest letter urging support for domestic agriculture:
Unfair Trade Policies Hurt U.S. Producers