NCGA joined a diverse group of agriculture leaders and elected officials at a Friday morning roundtable in Raleigh, N.C. to discuss the growing threat nuisance lawsuits across the nation are having on American agriculture.
Representatives from across the country and a wide range of commodity groups took part in the hour-long roundtable where they discussed the dangerous precedent that nuisance lawsuits could set for those in agriculture, including increased legal risks that could discourage the next generation from entering farming.
Concerns over the economic implications of shutting down these agriculture operations and state statutes that protect farmers were also topics of conversation. Many attendees urged those in agriculture to continue their efforts to educate consumers about farming and the steps needed to get food from the field to grocery store shelves.
North Carolina Farm Bureau provided live coverage of the roundtable and post-event press conference on their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/northcarolinafarmbureau
NCGA is taking a series of actions to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the economic fallout it is creating for corn farmers and our customers. Short term, this means instituting policies to protect the health and safety of our stakeholders and the broader communities we serve. Long term, we’re focused on creating solutions to help corn farmers and our customers recover from the financial impacts of this crisis.
CommonGround is a group of farmers connecting with consumers through conversations about science and research and personal stories about food and misinformation surrounding farming. Supported by the NCGA and state corn organizations.
The Soil Health Partnership (SHP) is a farmer-led initiative that fosters transformation in agriculture through improved soil health. Administered by NCGA the partnership has more than 220 working farms enrolled in 16 states. SHP’s mission is to utilize science and data to partner with farmers who are adopting conservation agricultural practices that improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the farm.