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IOWA AG SEC'Y NORTHEY CITES TWO BIGGEST DECISIONS PRODUCERS MUST MAKE WITH NEW FARM BILL
BrownfieldAgNews reports:

The primary concern among Iowa producers about the new farm bill revolves around the choice they need to make between the Agriculture Risk Coverage program and the Price Loss Coverage program, according to Bill Northey, Secretary of Agriculture in Iowa.

Once it's made, that choice is final through the five-year life of the farm bill. But Northey said that farmers will be able to learn more before the time comes to decide.

"Wait, there's going to be better information," said Northey. "There's certainly going to be universities and others that are going to come up with the spreadsheets that help you work through this and figure out what that is."

The other question that farmers have is how they're affected by the farm bill's conservation program provisions.

But farmers have something else on their minds at the moment, said Northey. "What impacts their farm the most right now is how big their crop's going to be and what the grain prices are more so than even what the farm program is."

Northey spoke Friday at the KIIC Farm Show and Ag Expo in Ottumwa, Iowa.


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