NACS has continued to work with McAllister & Quinn on our legislative agenda during the last several months. What started out as optimism for a non-controversial appropriations bill and a Senate Farm Bill proposal, both very favorable to our credit programs, has turned into a roller coaster ride. Each day seems to bring new challenges for our funding and to the Farm Bill; many having nothing to do with agriculture.
Despite this, we continue to move forward knowing that in a short period of time we will have either a Farm Bill extension or a new credit title. Either way, strong support remains for rural credit. At the request of legislators, NACS and McAllister & Quinn worked with the American Bankers Association to provide the attached letter to Farm Bill conferees.
We continue to look for opportunities to meet with other Ag groups and legislators to educate them on FSA's role in rural credit and we encourage each of you to do the same.
NACS Legislative Committee