Testimony (Oral Version) of Robert E. McLendon, Chairman, NCC Executive Committee, Before House Ag Committee

NCC President Bob McLendon emphasized that the primary focus of testimony is on recommendations for amending commodity titles. However, until amendments to long term agricultural policy are enacted, it is important that Congress continue to address the immediate, short-term financial needs of producers, he said. For the short term, he urged Congress to continue to provide relief similar to the emergency assistance enacted during the last three marketing years.