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Attendees at the Agri-Pulse Farm Bill Summit.

changes and/or funding reductions.
"Means-testing for crop insurance has populist appeal," said Chuck Conner, President and
CEO of the National Council for Farmer Cooperatives. "But doing so could push low-risk producers out of the system."
He closed by saying that agriculture must
work together to build a strong farm bill, noting
"When American agriculture is united, we can't
be beat."
Other panelists included: Rob Larew, Sr. Vice
President, Public Policy and Communications,
National Farmers Union; Jim Mulhern, President
& CEO, National Milk Producers Federation;
and, Joe Glauber, Sr. Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute.
Not surprisingly, farm bills of the past, present and future  garnered a lot of attention, and
participants reiterated over and over that while
the farm economy could certainly be better, this
isn't the 1980s. Times are hard, but not so precarious and farm bills of the past have helped to get

the industry to this place with choice being a key
part of today's safety net.
Senators Roberts and Stabenow and Congressmen Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) also spoke during the Agri-Pulse
event. All reiterated their support for a strong
farm policy, especially during this time of a down
farm economy.
Stabenow and Peterson both mentioned the
savings found in the 2014 Farm Bill.
"We voluntarily gave up $23 billion," Stabenow told the audience.
Conaway talked about the Congressional
Budget Office's (CBO) latest estimate in savings
from that farm bill.
"It's four times what we thought," said
Conaway. "$100 billion in savings! We have a
great story to tell."
The 2018 Farm Bill is still in its infancy and
many questions remain - funding, continuation of ARC and/or PLC, help for cotton and
peanuts, the dairy program, conservation - and

Not surprisingly, farm
bills of the past, present and
future garnered a lot of attention, and participants reiterated
over and over that while the
farm economy could certainly
be better, this isn't the 1980s.

others. But agriculture appears to be united in
one regard - the importance of crop insurance
and keeping it available and affordable for ALL
farmers. This will remain the key objective for
the crop insurance industry, and we are grateful
for the support of farmers, commodity organizations, and especially our champions in Congress,
from both sides of the aisle.
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