Farm Bill Update Available

Mar 11, 2024

Last year, the ELCA encouraged us to advocate support of the 2023 Farm Bill, as the 2018 Farm Bill was expiring in September '23. We have an update.

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Still to be fully enacted, the 2023 Farm Bill is a multiyear law governing billions of dollars in funding to an array of agricultural and nutritional initiatives - twelve areas of focus called 'Titles'. Last year, encouraged through ELCA Advocacy initiative, we shared educational resources and challenged ourselves to actively engage in support via letters to our Congressional leadership.

Here's the government update so far: On November 16, 2023, President Biden signed into law H.R. 6363, the Further Continuing Appropriations and Other Extensions Act, 2024, which extended the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, more commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill. This extension allows authorized programs to continue through September 30, 2024. We'll watch for more updates as available.