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Biden's burden on American farms only exacerbates the food crisis

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The world's food supply is at stake and the worst has not yet come. The world's most vulnerable communities are feeling the devastation of geopolitical conflicts, historic levels of inflation, and the protracted effects of pandemics. Unfortunately, President Joe Biden's federal regulatory barriers and policies exacerbate these crises by introducing uncertainty to the farmers and ranchers responsible for feeding the world.

Recently, at the request of the White House, Congressional Democrats enforce so-called food and fuel cost reduction legislation, a legislative package that is severely lacking to deal with ongoing supply. By doing so, President Biden's point was promoted by the chain and inflation crisis that hit American farmers and consumers.

Republicans have moved forward and developed solutions to actually provide relief. Last Monday, leader McCarthy and I, along with nearly 100 Republican colleagues, sent a letter to President Biden to reduce input costs, reduce regulatory burdens, and strengthen the role of Americans. To outline several administrative measures he can take immediately. Agriculture plays arole in global food stability.

One of the worst regulatory burdens is WOTUS in the United States, which creates a great deal of uncertainty for farmers, ranchers and landowners. Note that the law is ambiguous in defining what constitutes a federal waterway, they are only "navigable" and result in nationwide, terrible land acquisition. In 2020, this was largely resolved by navigable water protection rules, but the Biden administration canceled its progress last year, plunging producers into a regulatory bureaucratic nightmare.

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In addition, EPA is to help growers fight pests and illnesses and improve soil health. Suddenly eliminated the crop protection tools needed for. These decisions were not made according to science, but were driven by politics. Unfortunately, the overkill is a new one that requires extensive and complex paperwork to increase costs, regulatory compliance, and producer risk due to the recently proposed climate rules on page 510 of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Expanded to institutions.

The Biden administrationcontinues to celebrate record farm income, but conveniently ignores the fact that production costs are out of control. Farmers are struggling to keep up with global food demand as food prices are rising and fertilizer input costs are skyrocketing. The costs of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium increased by 125% from January 2021 to 2022, and increased by another 17% from January to March of this year. Energy costs have reached record highs, diesel costs have risen 115%, and natural gas costs have risen 202%, with spillover effects throughout the food supply chain, as if it weren't bad enough. increase. This energy crisis will be exacerbated as long as President Biden continues to support US pipeline projects and impede our energy production potential.

Combining these challenges with the farm's day-to-day operations, the Biden administration has proposed a large new tax obligation for American farm families that would jeopardize their long-term survival. .. This burden will be devastating to the next generation of American farmers and ranchers. They may only discover that they cannot avoid the tax office, overcoming inflation, regulatory restrictions, and the loss of important tools.

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President Biden is on his sullen agenda Republican'H.R. 8069, reducing farm input costs and barriers to domestic production laws, aims to provide the certainty that farm families expect from Washington while continuing to promote. The law provides relief from EPA's unprecedented behavior related to crop protection tools, provides clarity related to WOTUS regulations, and withdraws the SEC's harmful proposed rules on climate-related disclosures. increase.

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The first step to tackle the food crisis American farmers, ranchers, producers, and agribusiness owners. Start by reducing the regulatory burden and unleashing your production potential.

Republican Glenn Thompson represents the 15th Parliamentary District of Pennsylvania and is the leader of the Republican House Agriculture Commission.