The National Corn Growers Association is pleased the latest version of the farm bill, as agreed to early May 2, includes an optional market-based revenue countercyclical program. Lawmakers appear to have reached a tentative agreement on most major provisions of the bill. The House and Senate approved a two-week extension of the bill to allow the conference to complete its work on the agreement's details.
"NCGA has been working on the inclusion of a revenue countercyclical program in the farm bill for three years and is happy to see it reflected in the latest version of the bill," said NCGA President Ron Litterer. "We thank Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin, D-IA and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, D-MN, and all the members for their hard work and perseverance."
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