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NCGA Shares Views on House Farm Bill

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22 May 2024, US: In a letter sent today to the House Committee on Agriculture, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Harold Wolle reacted to the recently released House Farm Bill legislation. The committee is expected to markup the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 on Thursday, May 23.

“NCGA’s farm bill recommendations seek to make existing USDA programs more effective, efficient, and responsive,” Wolle said. “Many of these recommendations are reflected in the proposed legislation and would be an improvement upon existing programs for corn growers across the country.”

The organization’s priorities include protecting federal crop insurance, bolstering U.S. international market development efforts, strengthening the producer safety net, supporting voluntary conservation programs, championing initiatives important to rural America and providing a base acre update.

The letter noted corn growers’ appreciation for the leadership of Chairman GT Thompson (R-Penn.), Ranking Member David Scott (D-Ga.) and members of the committee in crafting and negotiating the language.

The letter also highlighted the need to get the bill across the finish line.

“NCGA and our members would like to see this process move forward in a bipartisan manner and for a farm bill to be signed into law this year,” the letter said. “We stand ready to provide additional feedback to the Agriculture Committees and all Members of Congress as the legislative process moves forward.”

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