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

NCGA Presents Farm Safety Net Proposal in D.C.

The corn group is backing a price-targeted, market oriented safety net in the next farm bill.

National Corn Growers Association President Ken McCauley took advantage of a Farm Foundation Farm Bill Forum Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to peddle NCGA's revenue-based safety net proposal for the 2007 Farm Bill.

"The agriculture sector is inherently risky and corn growers feel that if agriculture is to survive and continue to thrive in the future, it is time to take U.S. farm policy in a new direction," McCauley said. "The 2002 farm bill was the right policy for those times, but times have changed. Policy needs to be market focused. It needs to recognize the variable producer. It needs to target support for producers when they need it. Our proposal does just that."

According to NCGA, some key upsides of the proposal - being called the National Farm Security Act - include more efficient use of tax dollars by only providing a safety net when it is needed, reducing damage inflicted by volatility in markets and production, and incorporating built-in disaster aid.

The disaster aid in the proposal could save taxpayers as much as $1.8 billion per year, McCauley says.

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