Alfalfa farmers were in Washington, DC, for the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance’s DC Fly-In to stress to lawmakers the importance of research funding and crop insurance. As a non-program crop, alfalfa farmers aren’t afforded the opportunity to take advantage of safety net programs provided in the Farm Bill. Instead, alfalfa farmers would like their safety net to come in the form of parity with other major crops in terms of public research funding and crop insurance.
The three-day event encompassed nearly 100 meetings and kept NAFA members busy building awareness and recognition for the nation’s 3rd most value field crop. NAFA Fly-In participants met with agency officials, regulators, and House and Senate Ag and Ag Appropriations Committee members to discuss NAFA priorities and issues important to the alfalfa industry.
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