MISSOURI — Congressional agricultural committee members are urged to consider recommendations from the American Farm Bureau Federation for the upcoming farm bill.

The proposals are as follows:

According to agweb.com, AFBF president Zippy Duvall says U.S. farmers and ranchers need a strong farm bill now more than ever.

“Because of low commodity prices, many of America’s farmers and ranchers are struggling,” he says. “The risk management and safety net provisions of farm bills are most important in times like these.”

In addition to the proposals, the American Farm Bureau Federation also suggested farm policy recommendations. These include: