The new U-S-D-A forecast of a bin-busting corn crop has some people questioning the way production is controlled under the current farm bill. Iowa Congressman Tom Latham says though, the problem stems from worldwide overproduction. Latham, a republican, says cutting back U-S grain production won’t help the situation.The U-S-D-A forecast predicts this year’s corn crop could hit 10-billion bushels — the biggest since 1994. Soybean growers, too, could have bumper crop. The large crop could hurt grain prices. Latham says the federal government is committed to supporting agriculture. He says they must convince urban Americans that maintaining the family farm is the best way to maintain the country’s food supply. Latham says maintaining family farms will also help keep food prices down over the long term.
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