Congress passed a measure designating uninsured sorghum and other crops planted behind failed first crops as ghost crops, meaning that the crop’s revenue will not reduce a farmer’s Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program (SURE) payment.
“This represents a huge victory for sorghum growers,” said NSP Chairman of the Board Toby Bostwick. “It is very important that, especially in these uncertain economic times, farmers are not discouraged from planting a second crop at their own risk. Congress has done the right thing by passing a bill that exempts the value of uninsured second crops from their calculation of revenue in determining disaster payments.”
NSP represents U.S. sorghum producers. The organization works to ensure the profitability of sorghum production coast to coast through legislative representation, regulatory representation, and education. To learn more about NSP, visit http://www.sorghumgrowers.com.