Kansas Corn Growers Association 2017 Legislative & Farm Bill Survey
Please take a few minutes to give the Kansas Corn Growers Association board feedback on prioritization of our future farm bill work. We appreciate your insights and opinions.
Are you a farmer or a member of the ag industry?
Are you a member of the Kansas Corn Growers Association?
Rank the legislative and regulatory priorities (1 highest-8 lowest) you think KCGA should prioritize. Use each number once.
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Ethanol development and market access — Regulatory and legislative efforts to ensure market access for ethanol and increasing ethanol usage through higher blends
Export Market Development — Exports of corn, red meat, ethanol and DDGS
Education and Promotion — Highlight the importance of ag industry, address myths, inform consumers, educate students about ag
Livestock — Promote, support meat exports, grow in-state production
Biotechnology — Monitor and inform about technological advances
Regulation of inputs — Represent growers in regulation of pesticides and nutrients
Value added — Finding new uses for corn
Farm Bill — Advocating for strong crop insurance and farm bill programs to help manage volatility
Rank the following issue areas (1 highest-8 lowest) in the order you think KCGA should prioritize farm bill work
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Beginning farmer and rancher programs
Commodity Title (ARC- County, PLC, ARC- Individual)
Conservation programs (CRP, CSP, EQIP, RCPP)
Crop insurance (maintaining funding, strengthening coverage)
Renewable energy & energy efficiency (biorefinery assistance, biomass crop assistance)
Research including phenotyping
Rural development (broadband access, water/waste water, rural housing, community facilities)
Trade (Market Access and Foreign Market Development Programs)
Ignoring the current mechanics of the ARC or PLC programs, in general, which type of commodity program do you think is the right type of policy KCGA should advocate for? (This question is NOT related to crop insurance)
Mark how you feel about the statements below
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Don’t Know/No Opinion
KCGA should advocate for transparency in the ARC-County program payment formula and in state FSA committee discretion to modify adjoining county rates when necessary
Marketing Assistance Loans, including Loan Deficiency Payments (LDP) are still available under the 2014 farm bill. Reflecting on the recent farm economy, these are or could be an important marketing tool to a farmers operation
The Farm Service Agency provides farm operating loans, microloans, farm ownership loans, and guaranteed farm loans. Based on the current farm economy these farm loan programs are extremely important to farmers
Farmers should be willing to accept more conservation requirements on their farm in return for continuing to receive federal assistance from farm program payments and assistance with crop insurance premiums
Do you have other specific ideas about how to improve the farm bill?
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