Congressmen ask Obama to let farmers out of CRP contracts

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With rising demand for grains and more severe drought conditions, Congressmen have sent a letter to President Obama asking him to release farmers of their Conservation Reserve Program contracts so they can use the land for planting.

Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) and 25 of his House colleagues recognized the need to enhance U.S. grain production as the country is paying more for food and government officials are predicting low supplies.

Even as U.S. farmers are expecting to plant 92 million acres, grain supplies are falling, leading livestock producers to pay more to feed animals and raising the grocery bill for American consumers.

“Americans deserve a government that plans for the future. That means responding to threats of grain shortages, not just predicting them. Releasing some land from CRP contract will provide an infusion of additional production that is desperately needed. It’s a decision the President can make and one he should act upon as quickly as possible,” said Rep. Devin Nunes.

Click here to read the letter.

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Tony Beane, DVM    
Canton, NY  |  April, 13, 2011 at 10:04 PM

If they want out of their agreements then they need to pay back any monies that they received from the program plus interest. The government (that is us the taxpayers) have paid these farmers annual rent to not plant the land. These farmers cannot have it both ways. Alot of people are willing to take government money when it works to their benefit, but when they can make more money by not being in the government program all of the sudden they want out..........sorry boys and girls, thems not the rules.

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