As the Farm Progress Show kicked off in Boone, Iowa, representatives from several of the more than 45 organizations that make up the Farm Bill Now coalition spoke out to urge Congress to finish work on new agricultural policy legislation as soon as possible.
Among the diverse representation in the coalition is the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. “We represent 850 equipment manufacturing companies, with 450 of them involved in the agricultural industry,” said AEM president Dennis Slater. “Our farmers, our manufacturers, our American workers and families, simply cannot afford to have Congress keep delaying this.”
Other speakers for the coalition at the FPS included National Corn Growers Association First Vice President Pam Johnson, 25×25 Alliance board member Ron Heck, American Soybean Association president Steve Wellman, Iowa Farm Bureau president Craig Hill and Iowa Farmers Union president Chris Peterson.
Listen to or download comments from all here: [wpaudio url=”http://zimmcomm.biz/farm-progress/fps12-fb-now-1.mp3″ text=”Farm Bill Now at FPS”]Precision.AgWired.com coverage of the 2012 Farm Progress Show is sponsored by John Deere and AgLeader