National Ag Week was a busy one for agriculture on Capitol Hill.National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) First Vice President Kevin Skunes of North Dakota spent last week visiting Congressional offices on behalf of both the corn growers and the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE).
“Ethanol is our number one priority,” said Skunes. “We need to have this outlet for our corn…so we have to come out here and tell our story.”
Skunes says he was also talking with lawmakers this week about issues such as trade and planning for the next farm bill. “A robust crop insurance program is probably the number one thing we are looking for (in the next farm bill),” he said.
In this interview, Skunes also talks about NCGA’s support of Sonny Perdue for agriculture secretary: Interview with NCGA 1st VP Kevin Skunes, North Dakota