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ASA says crop insurance, conservation are top priorities in ’23 farm bill

Improving the farm safety net and continuing incentive-based conservation programs are top priorities for the American Soybean Association in the next farm bill.

ASA Executive Committee member and Missouri farmer Ronnie Russel says weather extremes and volatility in the markets are making it tougher for farmers to increase their bottom line. “As much money as we put into a crop every year, if we didn’t have a way to insure or protect that investment, one year and you could be completely out of farming.