May 17, 2024  


WASHINGTON – National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew issued the following statement on the Farm, Food and National Security Act of 2024, released today by House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA).  

 “Family farmers and ranchers need a strong farm safety net and opportunities for the next generation. We thank Chairman Thompson for today’s progress toward a new five-year farm bill that can achieve those goals. 

“NFU appreciates the draft’s commodity program improvements and enhancements to crop insurance, which will provide better risk management tools to more farmers and cover more acres. We urge the committee to avoid nutrition program provisions that would harm the most vulnerable among us and to build upon popular climate-focused conservation tools that help farmers mitigate the impacts of climate change. These changes would broaden the coalition we know is needed to pass a final bill. We also support strengthening provisions to foster a fairer, more competitive ag marketplace.  

“We look forward to next week’s markup and the continuation of the farm bill process.” 

At the NFU Convention held in March 2024, delegates approved a special order of business outlining the organization’s priorities for the 2024 Farm Bill, including:   

  • Advancing NFU’s Fairness for Farmers campaign priorities focused on increasing competition in the marketplace.  
  • Maintaining and improving the farm safety net.  
  • Strengthening conservation programs and expanding renewable energy opportunities.  
  • Expanding and enhancing permanent disaster assistance programs, and   
  • Strengthening the dairy safety net. 


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