There has been much talk about getting farmers the tools they need to be even better stewards of the land. We have also talked about the need to get E15 made available all year long. Both of these things made a step closer to becoming a reality with the House of Representatives passing a package of bills which include some upgrades for the agriculture sector.
1st district Congresswoman Ashley Hinson talked with the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network about the bills that moved through the House. One of them being her PRECISE Act, which makes it easier for all farmers to have access to precision Ag equipment, which can come with a hefty price tag, to improve what they are able to do on their operation.
Of course, this is just the first step in getting these bills to completion. The Senate is the next stop on the journey for these bills. The challenge there lies in the gridlock of the upper chamber. There is a 50/50 split which can only be broken by Vice President Kamala Harris. This means that there must be at least one to break ranks with one party or the other to help get these bills across the finish line to the President’s desk.
Tomorrow, we will talk about the efforts being made to finally finish off the E15 summertime hiatus, once and for all.