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Johanns releases Farm Bill theme paper on risk management

Agriculture.com Staff 05/08/2006 @ 12:56pm

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today released the first in a series of risk management analysis papers on the 2007 Farm Bill. He discussed the paper, which focuses on risk management, at the United Produce Show, and announced the next subject for analysis will be conservation.

The papers are intended to provide information and promote national discussion about farm policy. "My hope is that this analysis will help to focus our national conversation as we work with Congress to develop future farm policy," Johanns said.

At the end of March, Johanns announced the release of 41 papers summarizing comments from the Farm Bill Forums. He said USDA's next step in preparing for the 2007 farm bill would be to glean from those papers a number of themes that warrant further analysis. The analysis paper on risk management released today is the first such analysis paper based on the more than 4,000 comments received orally and in writing during 52 USDA Farm Bill Forums held across the nation.

The paper, prepared by a team led by the Office of the USDA Chief Economist with representatives from the Economic Research Service, the Natural Resources and Conservation Service, the Farm Service Agency and the Risk Management Agency, describes the risks agricultural producers face, the effectiveness of current options available to producers through the private sector and the government to mitigate risks on farm operations, issues related to the performance of current programs, and program alternatives.

The risk management paper is available at www.usda.gov. Transcripts of the Farm Bill Forums and the 41 Farm Bill comment summary papers are also posted there.

Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns today released the first in a series of risk management analysis papers on the 2007 Farm Bill. He discussed the paper, which focuses on risk management, at the United Produce Show, and announced the next subject for analysis will be conservation.

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