Congressional Recess Presents Opportunity for Corn Farmers

August 2, 2019

Congressional Recess Presents Opportunity for Corn Farmers

Aug 2, 2019

Key Issues:Farm Policy

Author: Mary Quigley

Members of the U.S. House and Senate are returning home after adjourning for the annual August recess. This district work period provides ample opportunity for NCGA’s farmer members to engage with their representatives on issues of importance to corn farmers.


NCGA continues to advocate for passage of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and lawmakers are hoping to consider the new pact when they reconvene this fall. USMCA will solidify a $4.56 billion export market and provide some much-needed certainty for farmers. Ratifying USMCA will also instill confidence in other nations that the U.S. is a reliable partner and supplier, ensuring U.S. agriculture remains competitive for generations to come.


Townhall meetings, county fairs and local festivals are all opportunities for farmers to share their stories with lawmakers. Farmers can learn more about upcoming events in their area by contacting their state corn grower association.


Farmers can also send a message to Congress through the NCGA website and app, urging passage of USMCA. There are also opportunities to take action on the RFS, urging the EPA and President Trump to address the ongoing harm of RFS waivers on the ethanol industry.


NCGA encourages farmers to take this opportunity to make their voices heard!