Farm Bill Push from AFBF

Farm Bill Push from AFBF

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson. Members of the American Farm Bureau Federation are asking Congress to pass the farm bill.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall says it’s critical that Congress finishes a farm bill this year …

DUVALL … “Well, there are only a few pieces of legislation that are more significant than the farm bill when it comes to helping our farmers secure our food supply. The farm bill is essential to our farmers and ranchers as it ensures funding for risk management tools that are important to them. Farming is a difficult and risky business, and the farm bill helps farmers weather the storms.

And, Duvall says there’ve been plenty of “storms” in recent years …

DUVALL … “Even though Congress passed an extension of the 2018 farm bill, getting a new farm bill done is still a priority of ours. Farmers and ranchers need and deserve a modernized farm bill that reflects changes our industry has gone through in the last five years.”

Duvall says Farm Bureau members know the farm bill can’t wait …

DUVALL … “The best thing you can do is reach out to your elected officials and tell them how the farm bill is important to your farm. You can share your story about how the farm bill has helped you, and what you would like to see written in the new farm bill.”

Duvall says we asked our members to step up to the plate to advocate for this issue, and boy, have they done that … with over 10,000 messages sent to their senators and representatives asking for the farm bill to get done.

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