The Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA), Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA), and Indiana Farm Bureau were among 400 agriculture associations that signed a letter that was sent to the Senate and House Budget Committees pushing for the budgetary resources necessary to write a comprehensive federal farm bill this year.
The letter noted that farm bill budget resources are needed for “protecting and enhancing crop insurance to assist with volatile weather and crop loss, improving access to voluntary conservation incentives, addressing rural development needs, investing in research for innovation and competitiveness, providing opportunities to help the nation become more energy independent and food secure, and supporting solutions to address logistics challenges.”
Among the national organizations that also signed the letter include the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA), the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), the American Soybean Association (ASA), and the American Farm Bureau Federation.
“We write to express our strong support for providing the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry and House Committee on Agriculture with sufficient budgetary resources to write a new bipartisan, multi-year, comprehensive, and meaningful piece of legislation,” the letter read.
Congress is working to reauthorize the Farm Bill before it expires on Sept. 30, 2023.
Click HERE to read the letter.
Source: National Corn Growers Association.