National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Kevin Ross today made the following statement after Congressional passage of a continuing resolution (CR) that provides the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) with resources to both ensure that farm safety net programs are not disrupted or delayed this fall and that these resources will not go to oil refiners attempting to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
“Farmers have worked with Congress for years to develop and implement effective risk management tools that ensure a stable feed, fuel, and food supply even during the tough times many are facing today.
“NCGA thanks members of the House and Senate from both sides of the aisle who fought to ensure USDA has the budget flexibility necessary to deliver on the farm bill’s commitments and support America’s farmers and ranchers.”
U.S. Corn farmers are committed to continuous improvement in the production of corn, a versatile crop providing abundant high-quality food, feed, renewable energy, biobased products, and ecosystem services.
Corn ethanol is critical for a sustainable, clean energy future.
A Commitment to the Future