Early House Hearings Establish a Trend

Early House Hearings Establish a Trend

Most farmers want current policy to continue.

Representative Frank Lucas, R-Okla., says the House Agriculture Committee's first round of field hearings on farm policy revealed a strong stance by many to leave current farm policy alone.  The major exception is the dairy industry, which has been developing its own approach to change. Beyond dairy producers, most are generally satisfied with the current farm law.

However, many who testified at the four early hearings are concerned about budget pressures that may prevent our ability of keeping current policy in place. Congressman Lucas also claims that farmers are worried about the Administration wanting to de-emphasize the Commodity Title as the next farm bill is written.

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