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Misguided Farm Bill Subsidizes the Rich, Shortchanges the Future of Rural America

This legislation does not reflect the priorities of rural America. It does not address the needs of the thousands of rural communities fighting to create a future for the next generation.

The farm bill developed by congressional agriculture committee leaders represents the worst aspects of federal policy and most misguided instincts of elected officials.

Farmer Fly-in Helps to Promote Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act

A new proposal could improve federal farm bill programs that support local and regional farm and food systems. Called the Local Farms, Food, and Jobs Act, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME-1) introduced the bill last month. Several other senate and house co-sponsors joined them.