NCGA to Congress: Farm Bill Extension Provides Certainty for Growers but Full Reauthorization Still Needed

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) said today that it is pleased that the House and Senate passed a continuing resolution that extends the 2018 farm bill for one year, but the association said the extension is no substitute for a fully reauthorized farm bill.

“Growers are already making decisions for the 2024 crop year based on markets, growing conditions and risk calculations,” said Minnesota farmer and NCGA President Harold Wolle. “This extension provides us with much needed certainty around the commodity title and other important USDA programs. But we continue to advocate for a full reauthorization of the farm bill as soon as possible.”

The 2018 farm bill, which expired on September 30, authorizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s farm and food programs.

Late Tuesday night, the House of Representatives bundled the farm bill extension with a continuing resolution to fund the government through early next year. The Senate signaled its support soon after resulting in a vote late Wednesday night.

NCGA and our state partners continue to work closely with policymakers to ensure that corn growers’ key priorities are included in the final bill.