DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Farmers told a U.S. House Agriculture
Committee that crop insurance has to be the backbone of the next
Ten farmers from the Midwest testified during a committee
hearing Friday in Dodge City. Most said a viable crop insurance
program is vital to the agriculture's future.
It was the committee's final field hearing before it returns to
Washington D.C. The current farm bill expires Sept. 30.
Keith Miller, who grows several commodities and has cattle in
Barton County, said he wouldn't be farming today without crop
insurance - especially after last year's drought nearly wiped out
The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/HVOGcE) farmers at
the meeting also discussed continuation of an energy title, a
strengthened conservation title, and more emphasis on research.