(Posted Mon. Jul 9th, 2012)
July 9: As a follow-up to last week’s statement, the National Corn Growers Association today issued a joint letter to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Collin Peterson expressing the need to get a farm bill done this year. Five other commodity organizations also signed on to the letter.
“We write to express our appreciation that the House Agriculture Committee is moving forward with the 2012 farm bill, as it is a critical step toward finishing this legislation prior to expiration of current law on September 30,” the letter stated. “Our organizations look forward to working with the Committee as it brings its bill to mark-up and consideration by the full House before the August Congressional recess.”
NCGA has previously said its board is assessing similarities and differences between the legislation and its grower-developed policy while continuing to call on Congress to pass a new farm bill this year.