Take Action Congress: Develop legislation encouraging increased domestic production of natural gas

Agriculture is facing a real crisis because of public policies that have created demand for natural gas while at the same time has restricted access to supply sources. The National Corn Growers Association encourages every corn grower to write his or her Members of Congress asking for legislation that will encourage increased domestic production of natural gas.

U.S. agriculture depends on natural gas for many very basic items in the food chain.  The farm sector depends on significant use of natural gas for irrigation, crop drying, heating farm buildings and homes, crop protection chemicals, and nitrogen fertilizer production.  Nitrogen fertilizer is a key input for the bountiful yields achieved by U.S. farmers. 

We encourage Congress to explore policies that would increase the development of domestic energy resources, such as opening the Artic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) and the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) for exploration and production.  

Agriculture is the basis for the reliable food, fiber, feed and now energy for the U.S. and many others around the world.  U.S. farmers produce a safe and abundant food supply for the entire world. 

Congress must develop good public policy to use much needed domestically produced resources.