National Corn Growers Association public policy director Sam Willett says farm and commodity organizations need to prepare to defend farm policy, especially in a budget environment clouded by $20 trillion in federal debt.
“You can’t run away from that,” Willett told Brownfield Ag News Thursday. “Any program, whether it’s farm programs or defense programs, Medicaid or education budgets, all budgets are going to be under the spotlight.”
Responding to the Heritage Foundation’s call to get rid of the Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs in the next farm bill, Willett says this year’s corn crop is priced well below the cost of production.
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