From the Dodge City House Ag Committee Field Hearing- Former NCGA President Dee Vaughan TestifiesSat, 21 Apr 2012 20:21:35 CDT
On Friday, Chairman Frank Lucas wrapped up the House Agriculture Committee's field hearing series in Dodge City, Kansas. It was the final hearing that was held across the country to listen directly to producers on the ground and gather input in advance of writing the 2012 Farm Bill. Members heard from producers of a variety of commodities and beef about the tools they need to continue to produce a safe and affordable food and fiber supply. Witnesses explained that one of the goals of the Farm Bill should be to provide opportunities for effective risk management for all of agriculture.
One of those offering testimony was Dumas, Texas producer Dee Vaughan. Among the many groups Vaughan has been a part of are the National Corn Growers Association- he served as President of the NCGA a couple of years ago. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Southwest Council of Agribusiness, which has members in several states- including the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association.
Vaughan told the Committee as he summed up his remarks that the bottom line for most producers is that they want "real price protection and crop insurance not harmed and if anything, improved."
Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear his audio presentation made to the Committee- and click here to read his more in depth written presenation submitted to the Committee.
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