Managing risk is a part of every business.
Farmers are no stranger to risk. You may face many inherent uncertainties including weather, yields, prices, government policies and global markets — all of which can cause wide swings in farm incomes.
Recognizing the vital role of the American farmer, the federal government provides insurance-like programs to preserve food security and to protect against market volatility and other operational challenges.
Farm programs ensure the long-term viability of the American farming system by promoting, supporting and regulating solutions to preserve and strengthen the economic stability of America’s agricultural sector.
Farm Bill - The people's risk-management tool.
The Farm Bill is not only important for farmers but also for Americans. It protects America’s food supply, helps farmers survive natural disasters and shields consumers from footing the entire cost that result from disasters.
Viewed as a risk-management tool, the Farm Bill provides an affordable, revenue-based insurance-like option for farmers that pays only when a revenue loss occurs; it does not guarantee a profit.
The Farm Bill should allow for enhanced market opportunities.
Ohio Corn & Wheat Growers Association challenges farmers to take part in the ongoing and vital Farm Bill discussion — with neighbors, with consumers, with members of Congress. Talk to them about:
- Why the farm bill is important to you
- What would be different if there wasn’t a Farm Bill
- How the Farm Bill benefits them even though they are not a farmer
We believe that farmers must have a voice in this issue.