Farming legislation is always a concern for peanut producers. This year during the Southern Peanut Growers Conference held in July, 2014, attendees heard from Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas, a member of the House Agriculture Committee.
Crawford said it was very tough in getting a farm bill finally passed this year. He also said he personally felt it should be called the USDA Re-Authorization Bill, like other agencies like the Department of Defense, for example. He said he thought it would “help us to communicate more efficiently just exactly what we’re doing.” He noted that in reality, 80% of this authorization is nutrition.”