Farm Bill Issues
DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday that, “The four farm groups at Commodity Classic are stressing they want to see a farm bill completed in 2012, but leaders acknowledge they remain divided on aspects of changing the farm programs.
“After an afternoon meeting Thursday, leaders of the American Soybean Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and National Association of Wheat Growers issued a joint statement urging Congress to pass a new farm bill in 2012 and not simply adopt an extension of current policies. Further, they reiterated their support for crop insurance as the key safety net for producers.
“‘As Congress continues work on the next farm bill, our organizations agree that an affordable crop insurance program is our No. 1 priority. We also stand ready to work with House and Senate Ag Committee leaders to create farm programs that provide risk-management tools to growers when they are facing a loss beyond their control.’”