Agriculture plays a fundamental role in the economic future of our country and the world. It is critical we work to create policies which will strengthen American agriculture while implementing a responsible risk management system.
The Farm Bill
Congress establishes agricultural and food policy, including commodity payments, conservation incentives, agricultural trade, nutrition assistance, rural development, agricultural research, bioenergy, crop insurance and disaster assistance, in the Farm Bill. Other than livestock disaster assistance, which expired in 2011, provisions in the current Farm Bill – the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-246) – generally expire on September 30, 2012.
For more information, please see additional fact provided by the Congressional Research ServiceWhat Is the "Farm Bill"?
A significant portion of Rural America is suffering from drought conditions. For more information about available resources please visit the USDA drought assistance website: http://www.usda.gov/drought.
For more specific information about Agriculture issues, please contact the office of your Representative by visiting our Membership page.
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