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Remind Your Candidate: Farm Bill is Top Priority

With the election just around the corner and the Farm Bill not yet done, you still have opportunity to ensure those seeking your vote understand your priorities. There’s been a good deal of media attention and talk about the Farm Bill, with a big push for getting it done this year. We agree Congress should get its act together, start governing, and pass a farm bill. But we also think it’s important they get it done right.

Agriculture & Small Towns Need Beginning Farmers

When you think back 20-30 years, what’s changed about your town? How many young families do you have now compared to then? How many of them farm or ranch? I’m asking to get you to think about how you and your town might begin to change things.

We don’t lack for a desire to farm. The beginning farmer web pages on the Center for Rural Affairs’ website receive over 12,000 visits a month.

Land Link Sneak Peek

Grow Veggies in Maryland: Imagine yourself tending a bumper crop of organic vegetables. You’re located “in a beautiful setting” on 15 prime acres of Maryland farmland. You’d have the security of a long-term lease, and a landowner who is open to various rental agreements.

But where would you live? No problem! The landowner would provide a trailer or apartment on the farm. Right now the land is in hay, and there’s a barn. Contact me to learn about this great opportunity!

Colorado Launches Health Insurance Co-op

If you are a farmer or rancher or live in a small town, chances are you’ve used a co-op to get a better deal or better service. Imagine if this model could be applied to your health insurance provider. Starting in 2014, Colorado residents can purchase health insurance through the Colorado Health Insurance Co-op, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union.

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