Improved crop insurance, expanded research funding, and increased market access were among the many asks during Tuesday’s farm bill listening session at the World Ag Expo.
President of California Farm Bureau Jamie Johansson asked members of Congress to create new crop insurance options and expand existing programs.
“Less than a quarter of our 400 commodities are covered by existing crop insurance programs,” he said. “In order to recover from significant losses, our producers have often had to rely on significantly delayed ad hoc federal funding.”
Aubrey Bettencourt is the CEO of the Almond Alliance of California.