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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Kentucky Corn Growers Thank Senate for Farm Bill Passage


The Kentucky Corn Growers Association voiced its gratitude today following the Senate’s 68-32 vote passing the 2014 Farm Bill. KyCorn is especially thankful for Senator Mitch McConnell’s support. The bill now needs the President’s signature for full implementation.

“Looking out over our snow-covered fields, we are relieved to finally have the stability that this 5-year plan provides,” said Russel Schwenke, KyCorn president and farmer from Union, KY. “We are most thankful for stronger crop insurance programs and a market-oriented farm safety net as we think about planning for this year’s crops. As a food buyer, I welcome the added stability this farm bill will have on the food supply. I also appreciate that the Congressional Budget Office announced the net savings of the bill will be $16.6 billion over ten years, making agriculture the only sector contributing to deficit reduction during this Congress.”

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KyCorn is a grassroots organization, founded in 1982, dedicated to growing opportunities for Kentucky corn farmers. 

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