Local farmers react to $867 billion farm bill

GEORGETOWN, Del. – Local farmers are making their voices heard after Congress passed a new farm bill on Wednesday.

The new farm bill is expected to give $867 billion dollars to fund the country’s food and agriculture programs.

Farmers said the funding is good news because it will give everyone an opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the Delaware Department of Agriculture affording them every opportunity to stay on top of evolving environmental protection efforts.

“It’s not only good for us, it’s not only good for our family, it’s not only good for the next generation, but it’s also good for the environment in turn,” said Jay Baxter, a local farmer in Sussex County.

“So, we’re building something that is good for everyone as we start to be more involved in more of a conservationist,” said Baxter.

Baxter said he believes the relationship between farmers and those who benefit from their work needs to improve moving forward, and this could help that happen.

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