At a time when the current economic climate in rural America is already down, K·Coe Isom has made a plea for the Department to reconsider the regulation and either repeal it entirely, or issue a new final rule that reinstates the vital “commensurability” test for farm programs.
“We are especially concerned that this far-reaching regulation was released without an opportunity for public comment, depriving American farmers the opportunity to provide input on a proposal that significantly impacts them and our nation’s food supply system,” says Brian Kuehl, K·Coe Isom’s director of Government and Public Affairs.
“As a result of this new regulation, thousands of families across this country will now be forced to either restructure their businesses or qualify for lower levels of USDA disaster assistance,” he adds.
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“K·Coe is urging farm businesses to voice concerns over this issue directly to the Office of the Secretary. Through all our voices, we will be heard.”