Farm Policy News

Senate Ag Committee Farm Bill: A Mixed Bag

The Senate Agriculture Committee passed their version of the 2012 Farm Bill, the Agricultural Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012, in late April. There’s some good, bad and ugly in it, but one thing is certain. Your action and engagement helped secure solid victories.

Beginning Farmer Testifies on the Hill

On May 10, 2012, beginning farmer and Iraq War veteran, Justin Doerr, testified on beginning farmer and ranchers issues in the nation’s capital. He appeared before the US House Agriculture Subcommittee’s Farm Bill hearing on federal credit programs.

Supporters Tell Congress to Listen Up

When was the last time you sat face to face with your members of Congress? Two Center supporters traveled to Washington to do just that. Their message – we need a Farm Bill that promotes the best rural America has to offer.

Common Sense Payment Limits

In March, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Tim Johnson (D-SD) re-introduced The Rural America Preservation Act. This legislation represents the most important step Congress can take to strengthen family farms. Limit the subsidies mega farms use to drive smaller operations out of business.

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