NAWG Responds to Ranking Member Boozman’s Farm Bill Proposal

Today,  U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-Ark.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, released a five-year farm bill proposal. The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Keeff Felty provided the following statement in response:

“NAWG commends Ranking Member Boozman for continuing to move the process forward by releasing his version of a farm bill. We appreciate his farm bill proposal, which protects crop insurance and incorporates policies we advocated for. This is a step in the right direction and will hopefully lead to Senate action soon.

“The farm bill is one of the most impactful pieces of legislation when it comes to protecting our food supply and food security, advancing conservation and environmental stewardship, and ensuring the farmers who produce our food can feed a growing population.

“We will continue to review this proposal and urge members in both chambers to get a bipartisan farm bill signed into law this year.”

NAWG will continue to underscore the need to get a farm bill done, which works for wheat growers and rural America. These priorities include:

  • Protecting crop insurance that serves as the cornerstone of the farm safety net.
  • Working to strengthen and enhance Title I and crop insurance to protect farmers better.
  • Supporting financial and technical assistance through voluntary conservation cost-share programs for producers in all climates and wheat-producing regions.
  • Encouraging additional investment in agricultural trade promotions and U.S. commodities as part of the farm bill’s trade title.
  • Supporting wheat research programs authorized under the farm bill and robust funding as part of the annual appropriations process.

See more information and Sen. Boozman’s press release here.

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