Summary: To amend the Federal Crop Insurance Act to allow certain producers who harvest or graze covered crops planted as a result of a prevent planting to be eligible for certain crop insurance, and for other purposes. Cosponsors
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig sponsored the bill on 6/10/19.
- “In the midst of a delayed planting season, falling commodity prices, and limited market access, Congress has a responsibility to provide farmers and ranchers the flexibility they need to do their jobs successfully. This bill takes a critical step toward giving the Secretary explicit authority to waive the November 1st harvest date for cover crops on prevent plant ground,” said Rep. Craig. (Source: Rep Craig, Press Release, 6/10/19)
- “I always love when Kevin from
@MNFarmBureau stops by the office to talk about our work together to support #MNAg. Today, Kevin shared his support for my new bill, the FEEDD Act.” (Source: Twitter, Rep. Craig Tweet, 6/11/19)
- Today I introduced the FEEDD Act with
@RepDustyJohnson to give farmers flexibility to graze and harvest cover crops on prevent plant acres. Minnesota farmers need Congress to support bipartisan, common sense efforts like these – learn more here. (Source: Twitter, Rep. Craig Tweet, 6/10/19)
- Support for my bipartisan FEEDD Act with @RepDustyJohson continues to build! We’re working to ensure farmers and ranchers have the flexibility they need to grow successful businesses during wet planting years. (Source, Twitter, Rep. Craig Tweet, 6/16/2019)
STATUS: Introduced 6/10/19 by Rep. Johnson, Dusty [R-SD-At Large] .
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
- “Producers are already facing five years of declining net farm incomes and this wet spring has thrown another challenge their way,” said Rep. Johnson. “South Dakota farmers are resilient, but they’ve made it clear – a common-sense solution is needed to alleviate the feed shortage across the country. The FEEDD Act will allow Secretary Purdue to move up the November 1st harvest date on producers prevent plant acres. (Source: Rep. Johnson, Press Release, 6/10/19)