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Rick Worthington Farm Safety Net
by Rick Worthington, click here for bio

Program: Farm and Ranch Report
Date: August 18, 2017

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The agriculture economy, nationwide, continues to struggle. And because of that many commodity prices remain low, translating into many small farmers and ranchers that are struggling.

Roger Johnson with the National Farmers Union, recently told the Senate Ag Committee it’s important that the 2018 Farm Bill provide “meaningful assistance in two fundamental circums

Johnson noted that much discussion and debate around the new Farm Bill has centered on programs that fit a particular budget…

Johnson urged the Committee to raise reference prices under the Price Loss Coverage program, improve the operability of Agriculture Risk Coverage, return cotton as a covered commodity, and rework the dairy safety net.

Johnson also stressed the vital importance of crop insurance, an essential risk management tool for family farmers, which he said is constantly under threat of budget cuts in Congress.

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