Finding creative farm bill solutions

Finding creative farm bill solutions

The president of the National Farmers Union President says lawmakers will need to get creative if they are going to update the farm bill in a timely manner.

Rob Larew says a stronger farm safety net is needed, but no one knows exactly how a reference price update will be addressed without new money.

“We know from some of the numbers that came out early that’s wildly expensive to do across the board, but if you pick a few commodities and make an adjustment by scaling the increase, there are ways of dialing all of these combinations down.”

He says NFU would like the agriculture committees to explore a dual enrollment in the Ag Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs.