Nebraska Farm Bureau identifies top priorities in Farm Bill
NORFOLK - With the current Farm Bill expiring at the end of September, the Nebraska Farm Bureau has identified its top priorities for the legislation.
President Steve Nelson tells News Talk WJAG the top priority the organization would like to see continue is crop insurance, and both the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill largely leave federal crop insurance untouched.
Nelson says also now more than ever we need programs focused on export growth and promotion of U.S. agricultural products overseas.
“Having a Farm Bill in place, passed on time provides some certainty not only for farmers and ranchers but also for lenders and others that are directly connected to agriculture” Nelson said.
“It also really affects everyone in the state of Nebraska because we know the state is really dependent on agriculture. When agriculture is doing well Nebraska is doing well” Nelson added.
He says this is a real critical time to bring information to the Farm Bill discussion, as the House and Senate are currently in a conference committee to work on a final draft.