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FARM BILL

(Posted Wed. Oct 5th, 2016)

Keywords: Farm Bill

In the face of a struggling farm economy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday that it will make $7 billion in risk management program payments to many of the 1.7 million farms enrolled in either Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs from the 2015 crop year. National Corn Growers Association President Wesley Spurlock said that these programs are more important than ever to help farmers …

(Posted Thu. Sep 4th, 2014)

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Farmers have until late September to verify their current base acres, yields and 2009-2012 planting history with their Farm Service Agency office. This marks the first step growers will take under the farm bill’s new risk management programs.      Farmers should have received a letter from USDA in late July or early August, with a report of their base acres and yields for the past several years. These figures are …

(Posted Wed. Aug 27th, 2014)

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Those who missed the webinar on risk management options created under the 2014 farm bill recently hosted by the National Corn Growers Association and DTN can now access the information presented online.   To view a recording of the webinar, click here. (Note: Registration is required to view the recording, but there is no cost to attend.) To download a PDF of the presentation, click here.    “ARC …

(Posted Wed. Jan 29th, 2014)

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The National Corn Growers Association thanked members of the House of Representatives for quick passage today of the 2014 farm bill, the Agricultural Act of 2014. The bill passed the lower chamber with a 251-166 vote.   “We’re thrilled to see today’s action on the part of the House and look forward to an equally fast consideration in the Senate,” said NCGA President Martin Barbre, who observed the floor vote …

(Posted Thu. Jun 20th, 2013)

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June 20: National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives failing to pass the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (2013 farm bill):   “The National Corn Growers Association is extremely disappointed to see the House of Representatives fail to pass the 2013 farm bill.  Up to the last minute our organization has actively and consistently called for passage …

(Posted Thu. May 23rd, 2013)

Keywords: Farm Bill Farm Policy

May 23: National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson released the following statement in response to the Senate’s progress toward a farm bill today: “We greatly appreciate the work by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow and the Committee to put forth a well-crafted farm bill, and we thank the U.S Senate for the time given to debate and for floor votes today. The National Corn Growers Association is pleased …

(Posted Tue. May 21st, 2013)

Keywords: Public Policy Farm Bill

May 21: As the U.S. Senate resumes debate on the 2013 farm bill approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee last week, the National Corn Growers Association joined a broad coalition of commodity organizations and conservation and environmental groups in announcing its opposition to a variety of proposed amendments that would have an adverse impact on the federal crop insurance program. The amendments include provisions that would introduce means testing, subsidy …

(Posted Thu. May 16th, 2013)

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May 16: National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson released the following statement in response to the House Committee on Agriculture’s farm bill passage late Wednesday night: “We greatly appreciate the work by House Committee on Agriculture’s Chairman Frank Lucas, Ranking Member Collin Peterson and the Committee to move forward in the process to develop a five-year farm bill. NCGA is assessing similarities and differences between the legislation and our …

(Posted Tue. May 14th, 2013)

Keywords: Farm Bill Farm Policy Crop Insurance

May 14: National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson released the following statement in response to the Senate Agriculture Committee’s farm bill passage: “We greatly appreciate the work by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow and the Committee to put forth a well-crafted farm bill. The National Corn Growers Association is pleased to see the Committee listened to the concerns of our nation’s corn farmers and have done a great …

(Posted Mon. Apr 15th, 2013)

Keywords: Crop Insurance Farm Bill Risk Management ACRE

Apr. 15: As Congress has extended the 2008 farm bill for one year, farmers have an opportunity to enroll in the Average Crop Revenue Election program and Direct Cyclical and Counter-Cyclical programs in 2013. With sign-up for the programs closing on June 3 for ACRE and August 2 for DCP and CCP, those interested are urged to consider which option better suits their risk management needs and proceed accordingly. “It …

(Posted Fri. Mar 15th, 2013)

Keywords: Farm Bill Public Policy

Mar. 15: At its recent Corn Congress policy meeting and in a board meeting held this week in Washington, the National Corn Growers Association upheld its call for a new, substantive five-year farm bill that includes a strong federal crop insurance program and a market-oriented risk-management program. “As our country continues to rack up record budget deficits, NCGA appreciates the need for more efficient programs that help farmers better manage …

(Posted Thu. Feb 28th, 2013)

Keywords: Commodity Classic Farm Bill RFS ethanol

Feb. 28: Today, the Commodity Classic Trade Show opened, showcasing the latest farming products and innovations. With opening remarks by National Corn Growers Association Joint Venture Committee 2013 Co-Chair Mark Schwiebert closing the ribbon cutting ceremony along with his American Soybean Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and National Sorghum Producers counterparts and Jessica Simmons, the Corporate Communications Lead for Monsanto, the show flung open its doors and welcomed farm …

(Posted Wed. Jan 2nd, 2013)

Keywords: farm bill

Jan. 2:  National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson released the following statement in response to Congress’ inaction to pass a new five-year farm bill before the end of 2012: “America’s farmers have clearly made known the importance and need of a new farm bill in 2012. Once again Congress’ failure to act pushes agriculture aside hampering farmers’ ability to make sound business decisions for the next five years. The …