During a Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition and Forestry hearing, American Sugarbeet Growers Association Vice President Neil Rockstad emphasized the importance of updating Title I. “The current loan rate values no longer provide a realistic safety net for our producers,” said the Ada, Minnesota farmer. National Sorghum Producers Past Chairman Kody Carson also testified about updating reference prices. “We keep talking about our reference and loan prices and calling them a safety net. I’m not sure when that net is two inches above the concrete that it’s doing the American farmer a lot of good.”
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