February 27, 2020

Farm Bill; Ag Economy; Trade; and Senate Procedural Issue (Farm Dust)

Farm Bill Issues

An update posted yesterday at Wallaces Farmer Online reported that, “The National Farmers Union has issued a white paper giving its overview of the 2012 Farm Bill. The organization says the next Farm Bill will likely face intense scrutiny by Congress as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction examines ways to achieve unprecedented levels of deficit reduction.

“NFU says risk management must be made economical for all farmers, regardless of crop or geographic region, and that the next farm bill should use the funding from and combine parts of the SURE, Average Crop Revenue Election, countercyclical and direct payment programs. Mandatory disaster assistance should be improved so payments are reflective of actual market prices.”