is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

  • American Agriculturist
  • Beef Producer
  • Corn and Soybean Digest
  • Dakota Farmer
  • Delta Farm Press
  • Farm Futures
  • Farm Industry news
  • Indiana Prairie Farmer
  • Kansas Farmer
  • Michigan Farmer
  • Missouri Ruralist
  • Nebraska Farmer
  • Ohio Farmer
  • Prairie Farmer
  • Southeast Farm Press
  • Southwest Farm Press
  • The Farmer
  • Wallaces Farmer
  • Western Farm Press
  • Western Farmer Stockman
  • Wisconsin Agriculturist

American Farm Bureau Releases Farm Bill Recommendations

The organization wants a fiscally responsible bill that maintains a safety net for farmers.

In its 2007 Farm Bill recommendations, the American Farm Bureau Federation calls for a fiscally responsible bill that is fair for all sectors of agriculture while respecting trade obligations and maintaining a reliable farmer safety net.

The group announced its proposals Monday, with a theme of continuation from the 2002 Farm Bill.

"The Farm Bureau proposal would continue that support in a balanced way, within the budget constraints we face and consistent with our international trade commitments," says AFBF President Bob Stallman.

Some features of the proposal include revenue-based counter-cyclical payments, disaster aid for losses over 50 % and re-rated crop insurance with reduced coverage.

The organization estimates their proposal will cost $519.2 billion over 10 years, the same as the Congressional Budget Office baseline.

The Farm Bureau proposal is available at: www.fb.org/index.php?fuseaction=newsroom.farmbill2007.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish