Farmers Union Sends Farm Bill Priorities To Conference Committee


The National Farmers Union has sent a list of their farm bill priorities to House-Senate conferees.  NFU President Roger Johnson says topping the list is restoring permanent farm law which was taken out of the House measure.

Johnson says his group agrees with the American Farm Bureau which wants reference prices, formerly target prices included in the commodity title. He says it’s also important inventory management be included in the dairy title. Johnson says providing mandatory funding for an energy title is also a priority.

Johnson says it’s also important that livestock disaster programs contained in both the House and Senate farm bills be included in a final package. He says keeping the re write of the Country of Origin Labeling law intact needs to be in the final package.

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