House Farm Bill Draws More Support Ahead of Markup

U.S. ag groups continue to react to the House Ag Committee’s farm bill ahead of markup on May 23. The National Corn Growers Association says many of the recommendations in the bill written by Ag Committee Chair GT Thompson would be an improvement upon existing programs for the nation’s corn growers.

The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance (FACA) says several of its recommendations are included that will help their industries achieve their climate mitigation potential while preserving and creating new economic opportunities. The American Farm Bureau says the House farm bill includes much-needed investment in the farm safety net, including making crop insurance more affordable.

The Farm Credit Council applauds the legislation for including bipartisan credit provisions that would make it simpler and less expensive for beginning farmers to get the financing they need. The American Sheep Industry also says the bill is favorable in helping its producers manage risk.

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