Time For a Farm Bill

NCGA-logoTalks regarding the 2018 Farm Bill are heating up. Major players in the agriculture industry agree that now is the time to develop your strategy ensuring that your viewpoints are heard.

The National Corn Growers Association

Sam Willett with the National Corn Growers Association says it is not too soon to discuss the next Farm Bill. He notes “the current bill was written during a time of profit, but this next bill will be written during a time of falling farm income.”1

  1. Hoosier Ag Today []

Farmer-Friendly Farm Bill

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Chuck Conner, President, National Council Farmer Cooperatives, delivers remarks at Farm Foundation Forum on the next Farm Bill.

The Farm Foundation recently hosted a forum on the goals of the next Farm Bill likely to be written in the 115th Congress. Participants heard from varying interests in the Farm Bill including representatives from the Environmental Working Group and the fiscally conservative Heritage Foundation. Also on the panel was Chuck Conner, President, National Council Farmers Cooperatives.  Conner formerly served as staff director to the U.S. Senate agriculture Committee and Deputy Secretary of Agriculture in the George W. Bush administration.  Conner also served on President-elect Trump’s agriculture advisory board.

To listen to the audio from the Forum examining the goals of the next Farm Bill, CLICK HERE.

Conner made it very clear that President-elect Trump understood the impact of the rural vote on the outcome of his election.  Conner elaborated, “This is going to be a user-friendly, farmer-friendly Farm Bill.

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