US FARMERS face continued uncertainty due to looming cuts to the $1 trillion Farm Bill support package.
The Farm Bill was last week extended for only one year, instead of five.
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American Farm Bureau deputy executive director Dale Moore told The Weekly Times if the Farm Bill was extended for five years, it would likely have been cut by $23-35 billion over the next decade.
Mr Moore said while any cut to farmer programs would have an impact, agriculture had been "fairly robust throughout our general economic turmoil of the last few years".
"The core frustration with the past year's farm bill process is that farmers head into this year without the certainty of knowing what the new safety net will be over the next five years," Mr Moore said.
Rabobank senior analyst grains and oilseeds Graydon Chong (pictured) said Australia could feel the ripple effects of changes to the US Farm Bill.
"The Farm Bill is a small proportion of the US economy, but if it is cut then there's less incentive for the farmers to plant crops and that may have an impact on production," he said.
"We will watch closely what happens with the Farm Bill because that might have flow-on effect to Australia."