NCGA Reflects on Farm Bill Markup

May 24, 2024

NCGA Reflects on Farm Bill Markup

May 24, 2024

Key Issues:Farm Bill

Author: Bryan Goodman

The Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 has passed the House Committee on Agriculture by a vote of 33-21.

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) said many of the recommendations made by corn grower leaders are reflected in the legislation and language in the bill would improve programs for corn growers across the country.


“We are deeply appreciative of the members on the committee and their staff for their work on this legislation,” said NCGA President Harold Wolle. “Advancing the farm bill through committee is an important milestone in the legislative process.”


During the markup, corn growers supported several amendments that were filed by committee members to improve the farm bill. Wolle said growers were appreciative of Rep. Max Miller (R-Ohio) for offering an amendment on sustainable aviation fuel that was adopted by the committee. He also thanked Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) for leading and offering an amendment requiring a mandatory base acre update that would better reflect corn growers priorities for commodity program eligibility.


Wolle said corn growers stand ready to provide additional feedback to the House and Senate Agriculture Committees and all members of Congress as the legislative process moves forward.


“For the farm bill to be successfully reauthorized this year, there will ultimately need to be broad support from members of both parties,” Wolle noted.


NCGA sent a letter to House Agriculture Committee members earlier this week reflecting on the Farm, Food, and National Security Act provisions important to corn growers.

NCGA’s farm bill priorities include protecting federal crop insurance, bolstering U.S. international market development efforts, strengthening the producer safety net, supporting voluntary conservation programs, championing initiatives important to rural America and providing a base acre update.