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Rep. Frank Lucas

Lucas expresses confidence in new House speaker's priorities

Rep. Frank Lucas, the chair of the House Ag Committee during the development of the 2014 farm bill, has an optimistic view of the newly-elected House Speaker and discussed his perspective on how the timelines for the farm bill and appropriations bills may be influenced by this change in leadership on this week's Agri-Pulse Newsmakers.
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Farmland values surge amid strong crop prices and inflation

The average value of American cropland across the country rose sharply by about 14% in 2022 as strong commodity prices and inflation eclipsed rising input and other production costs. It was the second straight year farmers saw substantial increases in the value of their land, with some of the biggest jumps in the Northern Plains, Corn Belt and Lake States, according to new USDA data.
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