The current farm bill extension is set to expire at the end of the month, but NCBA’s Kristina Butts says progress has been made and a final bill is not out of reach.

In an interview earlier this week, NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts said the association is ready to get the conversation started and settle the differences between the two versions of the bill.

According to Butts, the goal remains to complete a five-year version of the farm bill and encourages a grassroots campaign, suggesting producers speak about the importance of the farm bill with their elected officials in the House and the Senate.

Butts emphasized the importance of the farm bill for providing funding for a lot of programs important to producers on the ground.

“The farm bill’s important because it does authorize a lot of the programs our producers are able to utilize.”