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Farm Bureau Opposes Tying Crop Insurance To Conservation Compliance

Farm Bureau Opposes Tying Crop Insurance To Conservation Compliance

The American Farm Bureau Federation Board has voted to oppose conservation compliance being tied to crop insurance. Board member and South Dakota President Scott Vanderwal says if tying those programs is allowed it could cause unintended consequences such as more regulations impacting farmers and ranchers.

Vanderwal says another problem with tying crop insurance to conservation compliance is that it would add another layer of bureaucracy that would endanger a farmers livelihood. He says it’s also not needed.

House Ag Chair Frank Lucas agrees with Farm Bureau and says tying conservation compliance to crop insurance together is a misguided and redundant regulatory burden imposed on farmers and their property rights.

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