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Langley’s Lay of the Land

An A3 exclusive on Government Relations and Agribusiness. Our DC correspondent, Reece Langley, provides regular updates and thoughts regarding the farm bill.

Reece Langley

Reece Langley
Langley Consulting, LLC

Reece Langley is the principal in Langley Consulting, LLC, a bipartisan government relations, public policy consulting, and industry relations firm focused primarily in the agriculture and food policy space.

Before starting his firm, Langley was Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council for 8 years. Langley served for nearly a decade as Vice President of Government Affairs for the USA Rice Federation. Before joining USA Rice, Langley was a senior agriculture policy advisor to Rep. Terry Everett (R-AL) from 2001 through 2003.

Langley was raised on his family’s cotton, grain, and cattle farm in Athens, Alabama.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics, followed by an MBA, both from Auburn University.

Langley’s “Lay of the Land” – February 2024

Langley’s “Lay of the Land” – February 2024

If Congress needed any further evidence that a new, effective Farm Bill is needed now to help underpin the economic engine of U.S. agriculture, the most recent USDA Farm Income Forecast provides the compelling, but unwelcome news that U.S. farm income is projected to decline by $40 billion (25%) in 2024, compared to 2023, due to falling commodity prices alongside stubbornly high input costs. 

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