Equipment Manufacturers Call for Precision Agriculture Incentives in 2023 Farm Bill
February 22, 2023 (Washington, DC) -- The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) joined the two-dozen commodity and agriculture groups that make up the Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) to release the group’s 2023 farm bill priorities today.
“The 2023 farm bill should advance bipartisan policies that invest in rural communities and strengthen our national food supply chain. The equipment manufacturing industry wants to see robust incentives for the adoption of precision agriculture technology, as well as vital safety net programs to support America’s farmers and ranchers, included in the bill. As the legislative package takes shape, we look forward to working with Congress, our member companies, and industry partners, to deliver a bipartisan farm bill this year,” said Kip Eideberg, AEM Senior Vice President of Government and Industry Relations.
FACA will focus on the following issue area priorities for the 2023 Farm Bill:
- Conservation, Risk Management, and Credit
- Food Waste
- Livestock and Dairy
- Research Extension, and Innovation
For more details and access to the full FACA report, please click the link here.
AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry supports 2.8 million jobs in the U.S. Equipment manufacturers also contribute $288 billion a year to the U.S. economy.
Visit aem.org/advocacy for more information.
The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) initially began as an informal dialogue between eight organizations discussing opportunities for the food, agriculture, and forestry sectors to help advance climate solutions across the supply chain. Since formally launching in 2020, FACA has grown into an 80+ member coalition.