Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Seneator Udall whants to know what Producers need from the 2018 farm bill.

If you have comments that you want to make fill our this form and send it to Senator Udall office. Beverly Allen SENM Field Representative Office of United States Senator Tom Udall 102 W. Hagerman, Ste A, Carlsbad, NM, 88220 or e-mail it. 2017 Farm Bill Listening Sessions Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback to our office, as Congress prepares to begin preparing for a new Farm Bill in 2018. Please be as detailed as you can when providing recommendations on changes to programs. 1) What programs would you like to continue to see in the 2018 Farm Bill? Why? Do you have any suggestions for improvement? 2) What programs would you like to see removed from the Farm Bill? Why? 3) What would you like to see added to the Farm Bill? Why? 4) Do you currently participate in any farm bill programs? If so which ones? 4a) Of the Farm Bill programs you participate in, are there changes to the program you believe could make the program more effective? (i.e. eligibility, paperwork reduction, ease of access, design for states like NM, etc.) Which of the following farm bill titles are important to you and why? Check all that apply, circle the sub-programs you participate in/are important to you.  Crop Commodity Programs (Title I and Title XI include - Price Loss Coverage (PLC), Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX))  Dairy & Livestock (Title I and Title XII include - Margin Protection Program (MPP), Dairy Product Donation Program (DPDP), Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP), Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP), and Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements)  Conservation (Titles II and XI include - Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP),and Crop Production on Native Sod (“sodsaver”))  Nutrition (Title IV includes - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP))  Rural Development (Title VI includes - Value-Added Agricultural Product Market Development Grants, Access to rural broadband telecommunication services, Integration of information technologies (Internet), Rural Energy Savings Program, and Rural Business Development Grants)  Research, Extension, and Related Matters (Title VII includes - Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Forestry Products Advanced Utilization Research Initiative, and Agricultural and food law research)  Energy (Title IX includes - Agricultural and food law research, Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Assistance Program, Biobased Markets Program, and Biobased Markets Program)  Crop Insurance (Title XI and XII include - Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO), Stacked Income Protection Plan (STAX), and Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP))

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