Thursday’s passage of the bipartisan farm bill by the U.S. Senate has the approval of the Indiana Farm Bureau.
The bill includes many provisions that are good for Indiana farmers and provides a valuable safety net.
American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman says the bill includes important provisions to enhance crop insurance, maintain a viable marketing loan program, and minimize the potential for farm program provisions to drive producer decisions.
The bill provides $23 billion in savings, protects and strengthens the federal crop insurance program, and encourages farmers to use market signals rather than government programs to make planting decisions.
The farm bill now moves to the House of Representatives’ Committee on Agriculture which is expected to begin work in July.