Congressional farm bill conferees apparently have reached an agreement on a farm bill compromise – none too soon for corn and soybean growers and other farmers who need a plan to follow for this year’s production. National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and other commodity groups applaud congressional negotiators in finally achieving a funding agreement on the farm bill package.

“NCGA realizes this has been a difficult process for members of Congress and we thank them for their hard work,” says NCGA President Ron Litterer. “As a producer, I understand that recent market conditions highlight the need for a viable revenue option – one that addresses the increasing levels of risk farmers are facing today and in the future. We strongly believe that this final package needs to include such an option.” He says NCGA will be working with members of Congress this week on the final package.