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Wheat Growers Hedge Their Bets- Say They Like Multiple Safety Net Programs for Next Farm Bill

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 6:20:31 CST

Wheat Growers Hedge Their Bets- Say They Like Multiple Safety Net Programs for Next Farm Bill The National Association of Wheat Growers approved several policy positions at their winter board meeting this past week in Washington. Some of the major areas covered by the NAWG Board included the following:


NAWG supports the policy that if federal agriculture programs are subject to budget cuts to achieve deficit reduction, then the same percentage of cut should apply to all federal government programs.


NAWG supports multiple safety-net programs in the next farm bill. We recognize different production areas of the country rely on a variety of farm programs to provide a multi-legged safety net.


NAWG supports the development of “third generation” crop insurance products whereby input cost volatility or an energy index is incorporated to provide enhanced risk management options for producers. Wider swings in fertilizer and fuel cost may reduce that true value of harvest price insurance calculations.


NAWG supports the government maximizing the premium subsidy for the crop insurance program at a 70 percent coverage level.


NAWG Domestic and Trade Policy Committee Chairman David Schemm, who is also the President of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, talked about his Committee's work at the winter meeting in a special Podcast released Friday by the national organization. Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear his comments and explanation of several of these positions taken by NAWG.


The picture here is of Oklahoma producer Keith Kisling of Burlington (in the center) talking policy between sessions.



For a further update of the Wheat Industry meetings from last week- click here.



   
   


Kansas Wheat Producer David Schemm Explains Some of the positions of his Policy Committee at the Winter Meeting of the Wheat Industry in Washington
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