Source: National Sorghum Producers

National Sorghum Producers Chairman Craig Meeker participated on a panel of commodity group leaders also including Tom Haag, President of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), Nicole Berg, former President of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), Daryl Cates, President of the American Soybean Association, and Bill Hurley, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, which convened to discuss each groups’ priorities in the upcoming Farm Bill.

Speaking to the need of sufficient budgetary resources, Meeker remarked, “How do we have a relevant [Farm] Bill without new money?” The panelists also agreed that maintaining crop insurance was a top priority.

“We always have individuals that want to take [crop insurance] away from us,” stated Haag. Berg stated, “What we need is a farm with a safety net without the gaping holes we have now.”

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