Specialty Crops Take Podium at Senate Hearing

Specialty crop producers asked Senate lawmakers for more support in the upcoming farm bill, claiming that their industry is underrepresented. Specialty Crop Farmer Charles Wingard testified that their crop insurance is underrepresented. “The industry represented 44 percent of U.S. crop sales, while specialty crops receive only 3.5 percent of the total crop expenditures in the 2018 farm bill.”