The Farm Bill, A Spending “Freeze,” and the Federal Debt; Jobs Agenda and Climate Change; and Crop Insurance

news release issued on Monday by the National Farmers Union stated that, “Today, the National Farmers Union (NFU), in alliance with nine other national agricultural organizations, sent a letter to United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on the draft Standard Reinsurance Agreement (SRA). “‘The consideration of a $4 billion cut to the crop insurance program over five years on top of several substantial cuts made last year concerns both producers and businesses,’ said Roger Johnson, NFU president. “The letter highlights the importance of prioritizing the protection of farmers’ viability, emphasizing that changes made should not negatively impact farmers and ranchers’ ability to access insurance products that are vital to their operations.”