Farm Bill Essential
Idaho Farm Bureau member Jason Fellows says programs like EQIP, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, are essential for improving sustainability …
FELLOWS … “I was able to actually do an EQIP project four years ago. But the really neat thing was my grandpa did an EQIP project on the same tract of land in 1957. And so, it's never ending that we can be more sustainable and focus on those things that truly help protect us as farmers and ranchers but also help protect the land. But an EQIP program is an incentive-based program that if you look at how to be a more sustainable farmer there's some incentives to help you implement those practices on your farm.”
Fellows says Congress needs to pass a farm bill this year, not just to promote environmental sustainability but also to promote economic sustainability …
FELLOWS … “Because the prosperity and the future of our nation depends on a secure and sustainable food system. I don't think we recognize exactly what the Farm Bill does for everyday Americans. And being able to feed everybody in the nation is what we need to be focused on. It helps everybody in our nation have food to eat and fiber to live off of.”
Fellows encourages all farmers and ranchers to tell their lawmakers the importance of the farm bill to their operation.
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