Payment Limitations Campaign

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Congress is beginning deliberations over a new farm and rural policy bill slated for this year. You have a unique opportunity to make a difference.

We are targeting Senate Agriculture Committee members in Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, and Montana. If you are from one of these states you can make a difference right now. If you are not from one of these states you can still make a difference by sending your letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Tom Harkin.

This year Congress will decide whether to continue subsidizing mega farms to drive smaller operations out of business, or target support to family size farms and invest in proven strategies to revitalize rural America. If we don't speak out now, Congress will likely continue the failed approach of subsidizing the destruction of family farming.

Send your letter now yourself, or let us send it for you. Read a sample letter.
 
Your letter will influence the outcome and help shape the future of rural America. Early letters matter most because they help shape the debate before positions are hardened. Here are some talking points you might want to include in your letter:

  • Close the loopholes and make the paper limits real. Stop allowing mega farms to increase payments by subdividing on paper into multiple entities or between spouses. Limits should be limits, regardless of how farms are organized.


  • Without real limits, farm programs don't work. They subsidize mega farms to drive smaller operations out of business by bidding land away from them. And large, aggressively expanding producers bid farm their payments into land prices, forcing everyone to higher rent and property taxes. Unlimited farm programs do nothing to increase operators' incomes except on previously owned land.


  • Just say no to any farm bill without meaningful payment limitations. Rural America cannot afford another farm bill that destroys family farming.


  • If you farm, describe your farm, the struggles you face, and how real payment limitations would make a difference. This makes your letter unique and demonstrates you are a truly concerned citizen with opinions that deserve to be heard.


  • Good letters don't have to be long. Farm bill discussions are already underway, so please send your letter now. This farm bill should be about the people of rural America. By writing, you are taking responsibility for shaping our future. We cannot expect others to help us, if we don't act ourselves. The future of rural America is in our hands.

    Send your letter now yourself, or let us send it for you. Read a sample letter. 
     

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