NFU Issues Priorities for Farm Bill Conference Committee

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first_imgFurther high priorities include establishing fixed reference prices for commodity programs, enacting an inventory management tool as part of the dairy safety net, providing $900 million in mandatory funding for renewable energy efforts, opposition to adverse amendments to Country-of-Origin Labeling, and including adequate funding levels for the Farmers Market and Local Foods Promotion Program. “Rescinding permanent law would remove the incentive to update and reauthorize the farm bill, leaving conservation, renewable energy, rural development, research, trade and other provisions without authority to continue,” said Johnson. Home Indiana Agriculture News NFU Issues Priorities for Farm Bill Conference Committee NFU Issues Priorities for Farm Bill Conference Committee SHARE  National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter today to the members of Congress recently named to the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee outlining NFU’s priorities for the final version of the legislation. “NFU is pleased to see the farm bill process move forward with the appointment of conferees,” said Johnson. “As you and other conferees begin formulating your positions on important farm bill conference issues, I urge you to consider the priorities of U.S. family farmers, ranchers, rural communities and hungry Americans.” The letter outlined key issues such as maintaining farm bill permanent law, as enacted in 1938 and 1949, which provide a regular requirement for Congress to update and review farm and related policy. By Gary Truitt – Oct 15, 2013 Facebook Twitter The letter also highlighted 18 other important farm bill issues on which NFU has taken a position. “I urge the conference committee to take swift action so that we can ensure certainty for all Americans with a new farm bill signed into law before the end of the year,” said Johnson. Click here to read the letter. Previous articleU.S. Government Will Fine Texas Fertilizer PlantNext articleACE Concerned EPA May Give in to Oil Lobby Pressure Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more