During D.C. trip, Farm Bureau members prioritize risk management, crop insurance.

As farm bill discussions  begin ramping up,  Farm Bureau members from Iowa emphasized the importance of maintaining a strong safety net during visits with the state’s congressional delegation last week in Washington.

Members said the farm bill should prioritize risk management tools and funding for crop insurance and commodity programs.  

“Keeping the crop insurance program in place is critical. It's a risk management tool that every farmer needs and uses,”  said Geordan Hanson, a Clayton County Farm Bureau member who grows corn and soybeans and also works as an ag loan officer. Proof of crop insurance is essential for farmers to secure operating loans for their farms, he noted.  

Twenty-five Farm Bureau members from across Iowa took part in the Iowa Farm Bureau's National...