Even during the midst of a national drought, the House Republican leadership decided not to move forward with the House Agriculture Committee’s bill before adjourning for the August recess. Current conditions demonstrate the necessity of a Farm Bill with strong policies to protect our farmers and therefore, America’s food security and affordability.
If a new bill isn’t enacted by September 30, our country will be forced to work with outdated farm policies that will negatively impact agriculture, the federal budget, consumers and the economy.
OCWGA advocates for
- Creating farm programs that provide market-based risk-management tools that complement the Federal Crop Insurance Program.
- Transitioning direct payments into programs that allow producers the ability to manage risk while assuring food security.
- Ensuring that the Federal Crop Insurance Program remains the cornerstone of the farm safety net.
Ultimately we recommend that Congress strengthen the risk-management and crop-insurance components of the Farm Bill.
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We invite your questions, feedback and participation to help us advocate our position.