Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) says that when the President signed the Farm Bill on February 7, farmers could finally have some certainty.
“They don’t have to think about what programs are going to be out there and when they’re going to plan, what they’re going to plant,” said the Senator. “The legislation, our amendment that was so important that eliminated direct payments and strengthened the farm safety net means that farmers plant to the market and not to farm programs, that’s all good news I think for Ohio agriculture.”
And while the work on the Farm Bill is over, the Senator says that doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to hear from farmers.
“I want to know how this is being implements, are the conservation titles working well, are people having access to these programs, just what’s happening on every level,” Brown said. “Input from the farm community is obviously as important as ever.”