(Posted Fri. Nov 16th, 2012)
Nov 16: With very few days left in the 112th Congress, the National Corn Growers Association asks members to contact their representatives and tell them to pass the 2012 farm bill now; no more delay, no extensions. The House Agriculture Committee passed their version of the legislation in July but it has yet to be scheduled for a vote on the House floor.
"Passage of a new five-year farm bill by Congress continues to be a top priority for our membership," NCGA President Pam Johnson said. "This legislation allows farmers to create long term business plans and assess the best risk management options. We need each and every voice to be heard. I ask each of you to reach out to your representatives and tell them we need a farm bill now."
Farmers can contact their representatives several different ways including sending a letter through NCGA's Legislative Action Center. In addition, phone calls can be patched through to the respective offices by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Calls can also be placed to your state corn growers association to see if other grassroots activities are being planned.