The South Dakota Corn Growers Association lauds the Senate’s passage of the American Agricultural Act of 2014. The Senate’s swift action puts the farm bill onto the president’s desk where it is likely to become law.
“While this has been a long and grueling process, we are pleased to have a farm bill in place that reduces the federal deficit, streamlines conservation programs and strengthens crop insurance for America’s producers of food, feed, fuel and fiber,” said SDCGA president Mark Gross. “This bill finally gives our growers the certainty they need moving forward.”
During this lengthy process, SDCGA has been an active voice in cutting direct payments while preserving crop insurance, a strong safety net for growers who are up against Mother Nature from year-to-year. SDCGA also favored consolidating conservation programs, a sod saver provision and attaching conservation compliance to federal crop insurance.