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Congressman McIntyre stated, "Agriculture is a mainstay of the
A number of key policies were included in the House Farm Bill as a result of Congressman McIntyre's advocacy.
-Safety Net for Peanut Producers: Congressman McIntyre worked with Chairman Lucas and Ranking Member Peterson to include a traditional price-triggered counter cyclical type farm safety net program as an option for producers that sets a statutory target price for peanuts. The crop insurance program does not function effectively for peanut growers which is why a yield focused revenue program fails to provide adequate protection. The backstop of a program based on a standard target price provides an option that gives the predictability peanut growers need and cannot attain from other policies considered in the Farm Bill process.
-Livestock Disaster Program: Congressman McIntyre worked with the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee to include a full reauthorization of the Livestock Indemnity Program, an important tool to help livestock producers survive disaster events that cause livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather. This program, which is an integral component of the agricultural safety net, will be reauthorized to provide a backstop to producers who experience severe hardship.