The following statement can be attributed to Terry Detrick, President of AFR/OFU
“Farmers, ranchers and consumers need a strong farm bill that provides adequate protection and food security. Passage this week by the U.S. House of Representatives is a positive step forward towards providing certainty and security. Low commodity prices and falling agricultural income make the farm bill more important than ever. We trust Congress will follow the process in a timely manner and pass a farm bill that benefits all Americans.
We look forward to working with the U.S. Senate to pass a farm bill that meets our needs, which include a robust crop insurance program, trade policies allowing market access and decreasing burdensome regulations.”