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FORMER ASA PRESIDENT SAYS NEXT FARM BILL COULD TIE CONSERVATION TO CROP INSURANCE
BrownfieldAgNews reports:

Farmers are urging lawmakers to protect the safety net in the next farm bill.

Minnesota corn and soybean grower Bill Gordon, who served as president of the American Soybean Association in 2020, tells Brownfield high commodity prices aren't here to stay.

"We've seen in the past those prices start to step back and we overproduce. Or that's great for the area that has the production, but what about the drought areas that we saw (like) the Dakotas, Nebraska and Montana? Those crop protection tools are so important."

He says the chances of crop insurance being tied to conservation practices in the next farm bill are more likely than ever.

"I know that's not always popular, but our consumers and our public want us to make sure we're being as environmentally-friendly as possible, and we are. But we need to make sure that we're telling that message, and tying that with a conservation plan and different items is going to help move that farm bill forward."

The first of several farm bill field hearings took place in Michigan at the end of April with participating farmers expressing the need for affordable and flexible crop insurance options.


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