NFU Highlights Priorities for House Amendments to 2013 Farm Bill

19 06 2013

WASHINGTON (June 19, 2013) – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to U.S. House of Representatives leadership today detailing the organization’s stance on proposed amendments to the 2013 Farm Bill.
“NFU is pleased that the 2013 Farm Bill has finally reached the House floor,” said Johnson. “We will continue to work with all members of the House and Senate to ensure that a comprehensive, five-year farm bill is successfully completed in advance of the September 30 deadline.”
The letter contains positions on many amendments, including, but not limited to:
 -NFU opposes Rep. Gibbs’ amendment (#3) that would set the target price for all crops at 55 percent of the five year rolling Olympic average.
-NFU opposes Rep. Pitts’ amendment (#13) that would eliminate the federal sugar program.
-NFU supports Rep. Thompson’s amendment (#28)  that would reattach conservation compliance requirements to crop insurance premium subsidies.
-NFU opposes Rep. McClintock’s amendment (#92) that would eliminate the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program.
-NFU opposes Rep. Goodlatte’s amendment (#194) that would remove the market stabilization provision from the Dairy Producer Margin Protection Program.

Click here to read the letter.




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