AG POLICY NEWS
Senators Hear Need for Relief
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Thu Feb 14, 2013 03:24 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- While policymakers attest to the resilience of the American farmer with forecasts again this week of strong farm incomes, those producers without effective risk-management tools were hit hard by 2012 disasters.

Members of the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing Thursday in Washington to hear from farmers how to better buffer ag producers from financial collapse at the hands of what could be a third year of drought in some parts of the country. The hearing was webcast.

As 2012 ended, Congress extended most of the provisions of the 2008 farm bill, but did not renew several ...

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