A Nebraska farmer who serves on the Nebraska Farm Bureau board says farmers and ranchers need the certainty that a five-year farm bill will bring.
A Nebraska farmer who serves on the Nebraska Farm Bureau board says farmers and ranchers need the certainty that a five-year farm bill will bring. Brent Martin has talked with him.
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Osceola farmer Kevin Peterson says he and other members of the Nebraska Farm Bureau emphasized the need for a five-year farm bill during their trip to the nation's capital...especially the need for crop insurance and disaster assistance to manage risk.
Kevin Peterson, Osceola, member of NE Farm Bureau Bd of Directors; "stomach for risk"
The fear of a second year of drought makes farm legislation more urgently needed. . .
Peterson; "more important"
Peterson says he believes members of Congress were listening.
A member of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Board of Directors has returned to Nebraska from a trip lobbying members of Congress in Washington...saying the work to push ag interests must continue.
Kevin Peterson farms near Osceola. He says Farm Bureau board members cannot believe their job is done only when on Capitol Hill. . .
Peterson; "things do arise"
Peterson says he emphasized the need for the certainty a new five-year farm bill would provide. The 2008 Farm Bill was extended when the last Congress failed to approve new legislation.
A member of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Board of Directors say he emphasized the need to help farmers manage risk during his recent trip to Washington.
Kevin Peterson, an Osceloa farmer, says board members talked a lot about the Farm Bill with members of Congress. He says crop insurance allows farmers to manage risks. . .
Peterson; "substantial loss"
Peterson says the possibility of a second year of drought only emphasizes the need for a five-year farm bill.
A Nebraska Farm Bureau Board of Directors member says the board emphasized the need to allow farmers to manage risks during a trip to Washington.
Osceloa farmer Kevin Peterson says the Farm Bureau wants to make sure members of Congress understand the importance of crop insurance in helping farmers manage risk. . .
Peterson; "for crop insurance"
Peterson says members of the Farm Bureau board made sure members of Congress understand that farmers need the certainty that a five-year farm bill would bring.
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