Chairman Frank Lucas issued the following statement welcoming the news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will move forward with implementing the Actual Production History (APH) adjustment for 2015 spring-planted crops. This crop insurance provision in the Agricultural Act of 2014 allows yield adjustments when losses are widespread and beyond the control of producers.
Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson Statement on National Hunger Awareness Day
Washington, DC – Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson issued the following statement recognizing National Hunger Awareness Day:
“Today, we recognize National Hunger Awareness Day and the efforts of food banks, faith-based organizations, charitable groups, corporations, government and individuals to combat hunger. Our nation’s farmers and ranchers produce the safest, most abundant food supply in the world, and the agriculture community is keenly aware of the important role we play in addressing hunger issues. As we continue to develop the 2007 Farm Bill, nutrition programs are an important consideration, and we will do everything we can to be sure that these programs receive the support they need.”