IFBF delegates set policies for new farm bill

IFBF delegates set policies  for new farm bill

A strong crop insurance program should be the top funding priority in the next farm bill, county Farm Bureau voting delegates said last week at the Iowa Farm Bureau (IFBF) annual meeting in Des Moines.

"Without a doubt, we think crop insurance is advantageous," said Worth County delegate Andy Hill. "We’d like to ensure crop insurance is maintained as it is. That’s our No. 1 priority."

Delegates met in a special session to craft policy recommendations on the 2018 farm bill, which could move on an accelerated timeline next year as lawmakers look for ways to trim federal spending. Other national policy recommendations, as well as...

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