Ag industry responds to expired farm bill
In addition to the FMD program, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) will be impacted. Now that the farm bill has expired, no new signups will be allowed for either program. With about 6.5 million acres planned to rotate out of the CRP this year, this could be a challenge for some. In addition, there cannot be sign up for the Wetlands Reserve Program or the Grasslands Reserve Program.
“Both versions of the new Farm Bill contain funding for the disasters facing the livestock industry due to the drought. However, programs are currently only available for lack of forage, as well as death of animals,” the organizations explained.
“Numerous other programs, including energy, agricultural research, rural development and funding for new and beginning farmers could be added to this list of affected programs. The bottom line is that while expiration of the Farm Bill causes little or no pain to some, others face significant challenges.”
This is the not the first time a farm bill has been allowed to expire. “This would be only the second time since 1973 the farm bill has been allowed to expire. In 2007, when the bill expired for 67 days, the rural community did not collapse, nor were farm-state lawmakers and lobbyists particularly concerned,” said Heritage for America.
Click here to read the entire statement from ag industry groups.
Self-contained hydraulic system with power cables (hydraulic). Tandem Henschen axles (hydraulic). Hydraulic fenders. Manual or hydraulic tilt. 6,500-gallon tank.
- Dry weather, biofuel mandate to boost palm prices in 2014
- 2014 Farm Bill: Reallocating base acreage
- FAS administrator talks world ag export situation
- The Beige Book is out. The agriculture picture is not rosy
- New precision potassium fertilizer from AgroLiquid
- Ag markets ended the week in decidedly mixed fashion
- Are you in favor of a federal labeling standard for food that might contain genetically modified ingredients?
- Commentary: Barking up the wrong tree
- Water allocation for most drought-stricken Calif. farms to end
- Larson Electronics offers 150 Watt LED high bay light fixture
- Growth Points: Big data is about to get even bigger
- Update on the world’s 15 largest seed banks
Ports and River Receiving Systems