FarmPolicy

August 27, 2014

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Regulations; Food Safety; and Trade

Farm Bill: Policy Issues

Chris Clayton reported yesterday at DTN that, “The National Corn Growers Association released a farm-program proposal Monday in an effort to simplify commodity programs, help manage risk and provide policymakers with a plan that saves money.

“The plan follows through on a desire by NCGA members to shift away from direct payments while providing a new overall commodity program that is simpler than the Average Crop Revenue Election program.

“The corn growers unveiled the ‘Agriculture Disaster Assistance Program,’ which would not only replace ACRE, but would also replace the more traditional Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program as well.”

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