Varying factors affecting costs of production

Witnesses at House Agriculture Committee hearing outline ways government has negatively affected farmers' bottom line.

The cost of production to America’s farmers and ranchers is affected by many factors ranging from market price and land values to government policies and regulations.

In another hearing examining the farm economy, the House Agriculture Committee subcommittee on biotechnology, horticulture and research heard from witnesses who provided insight into different programs and policies affecting farm efficiency, productivity and profitability.

“Our government agencies need to stop

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