Farmers Meet in Orlando for Commodity Classic
Montana Grain Growers Association president Nathan Keane explains why its an important meeting for farmers like him.
"It's important if you're not there, then you don't have a say," said Keane. "I mean, that's that's the biggest thing. You have to be there to have a say. There's certain priorities that we're pushing and we can kind of come together with these these corn and soybean guys on crop insurance. That's the number one priority really for us with NAWG is crop insurance keeping that at least sustaining that where we're at from that 2018 farm bill into the new farm bill, especially these western states, the drought that we've been facing, I mean, if it wasn't for crop insurance, we'd be toast. I mean, really, it would be a tough, tough time."
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will address Commodity Classic attendees Friday and share the important work USDA is doing on behalf of America’s farmers and ranchers.
For more information about Commodity Classic, visit www.commodityclassic.com.
Source: Ag Information Network and Western Ag Network