Like other agricultural groups, the National Association of Wheat Growers wants to protect crop insurance in the next farm bill. NAWG CEO Chandler Goule says there are additional issues important to the U.S. wheat industry. “There is clearly a strong desire to increase the reference price, looking for additional budget authority so we can afford to raise the Price Loss Coverage reference price to more accurately reflect input costs,” says Goule. “The board did not make a distinction whether or not they want a more permanent disaster program.” Goule also sees a different political landscape heading into the next farm bill. “I think you’ll see a large emphasis after the election about what to do about the cost of production and rising input costs.”
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