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Only one month away and more questions than answers

We are only one month away from the Committees submitting recommendations to the Super Committee writing the debt reduction package. Will those recommendations look like a farm bill or just budget-cutting provisions? How much change in commodity policy is coming? While answers to those questions are still developing, a few recent developments from a range of interests are contributing to the debate.

The National Farmers Union released a study that the organization had done by the University of Tennessee that "includes a combination of farmer-owned reserves, increased loan rates, set-asides, the elimination of direct payments and reduced reliance on other government payment instruments."

The National Corn Growers Association released its own proposal for the farm bill that would modify and replace the Average Crop Revenue Election program (ACRE).

With any proposal being released, ask the following:
  1. Does it save money? Any proposal that does not save money is unlikely to be on the table.
  2. Who is the proposal's champion in Congress? Any proposal with a chance at being included must have a strong advocate at the table when key policy decisions are being made. Typically that means one of the Chairs/Ranking Members and/or members of leadership.
  3. What is the proposal's history in past farm bills? A program that has been rejected in the past must have a compelling reason to be reincarnated.
The Committees do not have much time to vet new proposals, so any ideas that are not currently on the table may have a hard time making it to the table in time for what recommendations are made to the Super Committee in October. What form those recommendations take is still an open question.

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