NCGA Disappointed in Conservation Compliance for Crop Insurance Amendment Passage
WASHINGTON (June 20, 2012) -- National Corn Growers Association President Garry Niemeyer released the following statement in response to the Senate passing Chambliss amendment #2438:
“The National Corn Growers Association is very disappointed to see passage of Senator Saxby Chambliss’ conservation compliance for crop insurance amendment in the 2012 farm bill. Our members have spent a significant amount of time discussing this issue and feel this addition to the farm bill would have a negative impact toward America’s farmers. NCGA’s official policy states we oppose the coupling of conservation compliance to eligibility for federal crop insurance.”
Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents more than 36,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide. NCGA and its 48 affiliated state organizations work together to create and increase opportunities for their members and their industry.