Farm bill lawmakers look for January finish - The Packer

Farm bill lawmakers look for January finish

12/11/2013 11:56:00 AM
Tom Karst

“Conservation compliance is a very significant issue,” he said.

Quarles said there is a lack of data about how new requirements would affect specialty crop production in the U.S. Compliance with the regulations would mandate that fruit and vegetable growers who buy crop insurance put in place a certified conservation plan with the USDA, Quarles said.

Industry advocates said another issue that is part of the farm bill negotiation is the push to allow potatoes to be a part of the Women, Infant and Children fruit and vegetable voucher program.

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