AFBF Welcomes USDA Flexibility to Meet Global Food Needs

Mike Tomko

Director, Communications

photo credit: Arkansas Farm Bureau, used with permission.

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall welcomed today’s USDA announcement to allow flexibility for Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) participants to terminate their contract if they’re in their final year in order to contribute to U.S. domestic production.

“AFBF appreciates USDA allowing farmers in their final year of CRP to terminate their contracts early. This decision will enable farmers to meet the demands of America’s families and help address overseas food supply challenges created by the war in Ukraine.

“CRP acres have been called on for emergency uses in the past and it’s appropriate now as we face the threat of a global food insecurity crisis, which is why we asked USDA back in March to provide flexibility within the program. America’s farmers have answered the call before, and they stand ready to continue meeting the responsibilities of delivering an abundant food supply here at home and abroad.”

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