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Corn Growers Back Revenue-based Farm Bill Safety Net

National Corn Growers Association delegates are recommending a revenue-based safety net, rather than one based on commodity prices, in the next farm bill.

During the National Corn Growers Association Corn Congress on March 3, NCGA delegates endorsed a proposal to support a farm safety net based on crop revenue, as opposed to a system based on commodity prices, in the next farm bill.

The group's policy resolution states:

"The 2007 Farm Bill Commodity Title for corn, and potentially other commodities, should provide for a county revenue counter cyclical program integrated with crop insurance that is market sensitive while a providing a safety net."

NCGA president Ken McCauley says of the resolution, "our proposal was always a work in progress, and after hearing back rather extensively from the countryside, from other industry leaders, policymakers and economists, our growers have tweaked our original proposal to still focus on a revenue-based approach to the Commodity Title. The agriculture landscape has changed and we need a farm bill that reflects those changes and looks to the future."

NCGA is also encouraging its members to support increased funding for the 2007 Farm Bill, to help secure a safety net, expand renewable energy production, bolster conservation programs, and support programs to reduce hunger and enhance rural development.

"Without higher funding levels, U.S. agriculture is looking at more than a 40 percent reduction in commodity title funds," says McCauley.

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