November 30, 2012

Podcast: FTAs are important; farm bill top priority during lame duck session

In this podcast, Lynn Chrisp, a farmer from Kenesaw and member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, discusses free trade agreements that went into effect recently and increase the opportunity for American farmers to participate in a growing global marketplace.

He mentions Panama specifically, but also notes the importance agreements with Korea and Colombia.

He then goes on to discuss the farm bill, noting that he hopes members of Congress will be more bipartisan in their actions and get a farm bill completed. An extension is not something corn growers favor, he said, noting the best choice would be to pass a new five-year bill, as it would provide the stability farmers need going forward.

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