Focusing on the Farm Bill: No crop insurance mandates and a stronger safety net

The American Farm Bureau is against crop insurance mandates in the next Farm Bill.

Economist, Roger Cryan, with the group says it is important to provide for producers in the commodity title and support the environment in the conservation title, but he thinks tying them together would be a mistake. Cryan says this bill has to support productive agriculture so that the U.S. can get back on track in reducing global food insecurity.

The South Dakota Corn Growers Association wants a stronger safety net in the 2023 Farm Bill.

The group says with the way things are right now with the markets, now is the time to make sure the legislation lines up with higher prices. On a state level, the group is focused on property taxes and making sure they don’t change for farmers.


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