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Commodity leaders share wants/needs at Classic ’21

In the 2021 Virtual Commodity Classic, Kody Carson, president of National Sorghum Producers, says in the face of so many weather disasters, Congress should fully fund the WHIP Plus program, “I myself and the National Sorghum Producers are really pushing to see that the USDA recognizes the value of this very effective program that really works from the grassroots level.”

National Corn Growers Association President John Linder says they’ve made climate change mitigation part of their policy and it’s well known the Biden/Harris Administration is focused on climate solutions, “Telling us science really does matter. That’s kind of music to my ears.”

Linder also wants to see the UK and Kenya trade deals finished, “We also hope that in the new term, the United States will be able to forge new trade agreements.”

Dave Milligan, president of the National Association of Wheat Growers says they are focused on educating the new administration and incoming lawmakers, “We continue to see a trend for fewer individuals that have an agricultural history.”

And Todd Stucke with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says they’re urging Congress to focus on improving the nation’s infrastructure, “When farmers succeed, equipment manufacturers succeed.”

He says the U.S. needs a robust and reliable infrastructure system that includes expanded broadband for precision agriculture to function and thrive.

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