Washington, D.C. (June 29, 2018)—“The broad support—with over 85 votes in favor—shown in the Senate’s passage of the farm bill yesterday sends a strong message to America’s farmers and ranchers as they continue to face difficult economic conditions. We urge House and Senate leadership to move quickly in naming members of a conference committee so that differences in their two bills can be resolved without delay.”
Since 1929, NCFC has been the voice of America’s farmer cooperatives. Our members are regional and national farmer cooperatives, which are in turn composed of nearly 3,000 local farmer cooperatives across the country. NCFC members also include 26 state and regional councils of cooperatives. Farmer cooperatives allow individual farmers the ability to own and lead organizations that are essential for continued competitiveness in both the domestic and international markets.
America’s farmer-owned cooperatives provide a comprehensive array of services for their members. These diverse organizations handle, process and market virtually every type of agricultural commodity. They also provide farmers with access to infrastructure necessary to manufacture, distribute and sell a variety of farm inputs. Additionally, they provide credit and related financial services, including export financing.